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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 Renee Johnston at

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

2022-2023 Guidelines Now 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 17, 2022! If you have questions or would like to register, please contact the K-12 Coordinator at

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 9, 2022
    Train the Trainer Workshop Registration Closes at midnight

    – Email for registration details

  • September 17, 2022
    Train the Trainer Workshop
  • December 9, 2022
    SECME Regional Competition Registration Deadline

    – Schools with student/team numbers must be submitted online

  • December 15, 2022
    Invoice Request Deadline

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

  • January 13, 2023
    Registration Fees Due

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

  • January 18, 2023
    All team and student names must be entered/finalized by midnight
  • January 23, 2023
    Essays, Powerpoints, and Technical Reports due by midnight via your account on the SECME registration site. Patch Designs due by 4pm in MSB 230
  • January 30, 2023
    Emergency name changes due by 5pm (name changes may be requested via email only)
  • February 3, 2023
    Energy Transfer Machine submissions due by 5pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit videos.
  • February 5, 2023
    Poster submissions due by midnight. Please submit via your account on the SECME registration site.
  • February 11, 2023
    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.