SECME Regional Competition
SECME is a strategic alliance partnering schools, universities, industry, and government to renew and strengthen the professional capacity of K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents and communities so that all young people will learn and achieve at higher levels. SECME’s mission is to increase the pool of historically under represented, under-served, and differently-abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
UCF CECS is a proud sponsor and host for the SECME Regional Competition. Our College of Engineering and Computer Science has a long history of promoting diversity and supporting pre-college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Our future engineering and computer science students are sitting in Central Florida (and beyond) K12 classrooms making decisions about their futures. An important part of our college’s recruitment mission is to help enlighten young students by supporting programs such as the SECME Regional Competition. For more information, please contact Renee Johnston at Renee.Johnston@ucf.edu.
CLICK HERE to register for the SECME Regional Competition at UCF!
If you are a new SECME sponsor this year and would like to learn more about the SECME Regional Competition held at UCF, please join us for the Train the Trainer Workshop on Saturday, October 2, 2021! If you have questions or would like to register, please contact the K-12 Coordinator at Renee.Johnston@ucf.edu. Registration is now open through September 22nd.
Do you have questions regarding the SECME Regional Competition at UCF? Please view our FAQs for information regarding registration, payment, and more! (Updated FAQs for 2021-2022 will be posted soon!)
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September 22, 2021Train the Trainer Workshop Registration Closes at midnight
– Email Renee.Johnston@ucf.edu for registration details
October 2, 2021Train the Trainer Workshop
December 10, 2021SECME Regional Competition Registration Deadline
– Schools with student/team numbers must be submitted online
December 16, 2021Invoice Request Deadline
– All payments must be initiated with your bookkeeper
– $20 per student
January 14, 2022Registration Fees Due
– Check must be in the office by 4pm
– No exceptions will be made
January 19, 2022All team and student names must be entered/finalized by midnight
January 20, 2022Codecraft Computer Programming submissions due by 4pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit projects.
January 24, 2022Essays, Patch Designs, Powerpoints, and Technical Reports due by 4pm in MSB 230
January 31, 2022Emergency name changes due by 5pm (name changes may be requested via email only)
February 4, 2022Energy Transfer Machine submissions due by 5pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit videos.
February 12, 2022SECME Regional Competition
– School/Team Check-in 7am
– Opening Session 8am
– Award Ceremony 2-3pm
Dates and times are subject to change. Registered teams will be notified via email in the event of a change.