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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 STEM at STEM@ucf.edu.

CLICK HERE to register for the SECME Regional Competition at UCF!

2023-2024 Guidelines Available!

View the 2021-2022 SECME Regional Competition Winners!

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, September 23, 2023! If you have questions or would like to register, please contact the K-12 Coordinator at STEM@ucf.edu.

Do you have questions regarding the SECME Regional Competition at UCF? Please view our FAQs for information regarding registration, payment, and more!

  • Dates:
  • Opening in October
  • September 19, 2023
    Train the Trainer Workshop Registration Closes at midnight

    – Email STEM@ucf.edu for registration details

  • September 23, 2023
    Train the Trainer Workshop
  • December 8, 2023
    SECME Regional Competition Registration Deadline

    – Schools with student/team numbers must be submitted online

  • December 14, 2023
    Invoice Request Deadline

    – All payments must be initiated with your bookkeeper
    – $20 per student

  • January 12, 2024
    Registration Fees Due

    – Check must be in the office by 4pm
    – No exceptions will be made

  • January 17, 2024
    All team and student names must be entered/finalized by midnight
  • January 22, 2024
    Essays (all grade levels) and presentations (MTC and WBR, all grade levels) due by midnight via your account on the SECME registration site.
  • February 2, 2024
    Emergency name changes due by 5pm (name changes may be requested via email only)
  • February 2, 2024
    Energy Transfer Machine submissions due by 5pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit videos.
  • February 4, 2024
    Poster and video submissions due by midnight. Please submit via your account on the SECME registration site.
  • February 10, 2024
    SECME 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.