On February 18th, the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education within the SMU Lyle School of Engineering hosted Visioneering 2017 to kick off National Engineers Week!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Visioneering is a half day event in which teams of middle school students from all over Texas come together and do a 90 minute engineering project. This sounds simple, but there is so much more cool stuff that happens throughout the day!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Over 60 teams came to SMU for Visioneering from all over Texas!

Students first arrived and checked in. After checking in, the students filled the auditorium for the opening ceremony where they learned a little bit about engineering and learned about their design challenge for the day! For the design challenge, students were tasked to design and create a prototype for a home or building for an elderly or disabled person.

After the opening ceremony, teams were taken to different classrooms to complete the design challenge! In each classroom, students met with their mentors. These mentors were professional engineers! Along with their mentors, the students found supplies for the challenge. They used the first few minutes of their challenge time to brainstorm and come up with ideas to plan their final design.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

The students were very creative in their designs, and their ideas were fantastic!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

After the 90 minute challenge period, students had their final creations ready, and they presented their masterpieces to 2 judges.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

After all the teams were judged, students went back to the auditorium for an engineering expo, awards, and the closing ceremony!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Five teams were awarded various awards, but everyone won in that they left with the satisfaction of solving a complex challenge!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Students learned how to think in new ways, work as part of a team, and to speak up and share their ideas. This made Visioneering 2017 a success!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Visioneering 2017 was a lot of fun! Students, mentors, teachers, and volunteers had a ton of fun! We can’t wait until Visioneering 2018!

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

Local students participate in the Visioneering design challenge, hosted by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Saturday, February 18, 2017 on the SMU campus. Students were given a problem to solve, then worked as teams to develop a solution. The teams then presented their ideas to the judges who selected winners of the competition.

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