SMU is helping advance science and engineering education

SMU-backed Visioneering and the Regional Science & Engineering Fair take aim at broadening students' opportunities.

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science fair generic imageMiddle and high school students from across North Texas will take part in two SMU-sponsored events Saturday aimed at fostering interest and enthusiasm for careers in science and engineering — Visioneering and the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

The 2011 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Nine hundred middle and high school science-fair winners will gather at the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park in Dallas to exhibit their skills at the 2011 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

The regional competition is organized by SMU in collaboration with public and private schools in Texas Education Area 10. Overseeing the operation is Professor Simon Dalley, president of the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at SMU.

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Visioneering 2011

Find out what Dallas-area middle school students dream and devise for our future at Visioneering 2011, presented by the SMU Lyle School of Engineering and Texas Instruments from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SMU’s Moody Coliseum and classrooms throughout campus.

Academia and industry partner to present engineering as a fun, exciting, and challenging career opportunity to students who will need a strong background in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursework to major in and succeed in engineering.

Approximately 1,000 students from DFW-area middle schools and their teachers will move from the opening rally to classrooms for team competitions led by mentoring engineers representing Texas Instruments, Fluor, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and The Pettinger Foundation.

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