More than 700 middle-school students from the North Texas area gathered in SMU’s Moody Coliseum to brainstorm the future of energy at Visioneering 2009 in February.
Seventy-five teams worked under the guidance of professional engineers to imagine their school in 2030, with traditional sources of energy no longer available. They made plans to create, deliver and store clean, sustainable power for their school’s computers, lights, heating and cooling systems as well as buses. Each team then presented its ideas before a panel of judges.
Visioneering, hosted annually by the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, celebrates National Engineers Week by introducing young students to the field of engineering.