Visioneering 2015 was a great success!!

Thank you to all the schools, volunteers and sponsors who participated this year. We really appreciate you celebrating our 15th anniversary with us. Check out pictures from the day!

This year’s theme was, “Designing a water treatment and distribution plant in rural Africa.”  The students were tasked with bringing water from a distant river to a Ugandan town with a population that's quickly increasing. They needed to design a treatment facility and the distribution system to bring water to town.   

Visioneering celebrates the ways that engineering makes a difference in the world around us.  At its core, Visioneering exposes students to the fields of engineering, the design process, team work, presentation, and problem solving skills. If you are interested in participating in Visioneering in the future, please send us an email at  

What is Visioneering?

Visioneering is a free, half-day event held on the SMU campus that brings together students from across North Texas to engage with engineering concepts. Held annually in February, around National Engineers week, this event celebrates the creative problem solving side of engineering.

View the documentary video from Visioneering 2012

Visioneering Includes:

  • The morning starts with an exciting prep rally in Moody Coliseum, which includes a short talk from a professional working in a STEM field.
  • Next is an authentic engineering design competition where teams of students move to classrooms across campus to collaborate on a specific problem related to real world issues.  Each team is paired with a mentor who is either an upper level SMU Lyle School student, faculty or a professional working in a field of engineering.
  • At the end of the challenge each mentor will judge two other teams' final design projects. 
    All students are required to participate in the presentation.
  • Judges' forms are collected and students return to Moody Coliseum for snacks and an engineering expo presented by our sponsors. Companies showcase the latest technologies, projects, and more.
  • Once the judging forms have been tabulated, we end the day with an awards ceremony where teams are recognized for outstanding execution of one of the design challenge elements: leadership, technological impact, invention, innovation, engineering, and advancement.

See what others are saying about Visioneering

"This is an awesome event that really stretched our kids to think outside the box. Thank you for the opportunity!” - Teacher Comment

“This is one of the BEST opportunities I have ever witnessed. What an experience!” - Teacher Comment

“The best characteristic about this event is that, within 90 minutes, the students experience a complete complex solving project and meet a lot of engineers.” - Mentor

Want more information?

Contact us about registering a team or being a volunteer engineering mentor at (214) 768-2070 or

Visioneering is proudly sponsored by:

 Texas Instruments  Lyle
Lockheed Martin Fluor


Would your company be interested in sponsoring Visioneering or participating in the event's engineering expo?

Contact us to find out how!