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2021-2022 SECME Guidelines

  • It is our intention to host the 2021-2022 SECME Regional Competition on campus this year. Please refer to the FAQs for more details. Rules and dates are subject to change.
  • Each school may bring a total of 15 students to the SECME Regional Competition at UCF. Each student may participate in a maximum of 3 events ON SITE (mousetrap car, water bottle rocket, glider, bridge, egg drop).
  • Click HERE to register for the SECME Regional Competition at UCF!

National Events

The 2021-2022 National Guidelines are now available! Please logon to your account with the SECME National Office to access them.

Essay Competition
  • Grades K-2 Vision Board Only
  • Grades 3-12 Essay and Vision Board
  • Only 1 student per essay/vision board and maximum 5 essays/vision boards per school
  • Entries submitted prior to Regional Competition (see Important Dates)
Mousetrap Car Competition
Poster Competition
  • Maximum of 1 poster per school submitted by an individual student or a team of up to 3 students (1st and 2nd place posters for each division to be submitted to National Competition)
  • Posters submitted prior to Regional Competition
Water Rocketry Competition
  • Must have 3 students per team and maximum 2 teams per elementary school or 3 teams per middle/high school
  • Patch Designs, Reports, and Powerpoints to be submitted prior to Regional Competition (see Important Dates)
  • Train the Trainer Presentation: Water Bottle Rocketry – A Beginner’s Guide
  • Watch the rocket launches from the 2020-2021 SECME Regional Competition here!

Local Events

Banner Competition
Bridge Competition
Codecraft Computer Programming Competition
Egg Drop Competition
Energy Transfer Machine Competition
Glider Competition
Math Competition

*Guidelines page updated 11/9/21

2021-2022 Competition Theme
  • SECME 45 Years: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present to Build a Better Future

    • Dates:
    • Now Open!
    • September 22, 2021
      Train the Trainer Workshop Registration Closes at midnight

      – Email Renee.Johnston@ucf.edu for registration details

    • October 2, 2021
      Train the Trainer Workshop
    • December 10, 2021
      SECME Regional Competition Registration Deadline

      – Schools with student/team numbers must be submitted online

    • December 16, 2021
      Invoice Request Deadline

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

    • January 14, 2022
      Registration Fees Due

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

    • January 19, 2022
      All team and student names must be entered/finalized by midnight
    • January 20, 2022
      Codecraft Computer Programming submissions due by 4pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit projects.
    • January 24, 2022
      Essays, Patch Designs, Powerpoints, and Technical Reports due by 4pm in MSB 230
    • January 31, 2022
      Emergency name changes due by 5pm (name changes may be requested via email only)
    • February 4, 2022
      Energy Transfer Machine submissions due by 5pm. See guidelines for details on how to submit videos.
    • February 12, 2022
      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.