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September 22, 2017
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National Student Competition

2012 - 2013 Competition Theme

THINK it's imPOSSIBLE?
THINK sySTEMatically.
THINK SECME!

Each year SECME identifies science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to improve student performance and outcomes in the form of competitions with a special emphasis on engineering design concepts. These activities are built into SECME programs throughout the school year culminating in Local, Regional and National Competitions. Regional Competitions are coordinated and sponsored primarily by SECME member universities who work directly with one or more school systems in their state or region. All first place State/Regional competition winners compete in the National Competition Finals. Regional hosts also commit to sponsoring the winning middle and high school Mousetrap Car and/or Vex Robotics teams for the Final Engineering Design Competition held as one of the capstone events at the Annual SECME Summer Institute. The Summer Institute Host University houses and coordinates engineering activities distinctive to their university for the up to 40 qualified 3-member student teams (and chaperones). The National Engineering Design Competition closes with the Celebration of Student Success Awards and Scholarship Recognition Program.

*Regional Hosts may be the member university or other fiscal agent such as Rotary Clubs, Corporate Sponsors, or School Districts

Click Here to view photos of the Georgia Regional Competition and Exhibition - February 25, 2012

SECME/Tuskegee Blackbelt Area Student Competition Exhibition

Read the 2012 winning Essays

2012 National Competition Winners

2012 Engineering Design: Mousetrap Car Scores (High School)

2012 Engineering Design: Mousetrap Car Scores (Middle School)

2012 Engineering Design: SECME/VEX Robotics Score

National Competition Resources

The following forms have been moved to "Resources & Forms" -> "National Competition Resources." Please login to access this page.
  • 2012-2013 Nation Competition Guidelines
  • Mousetrap Car Score Sheet Template
  • Water Rocket Score Sheet Template
  • Certification of State/Regional Winning Students and Student Teams
  • Letter to SECME Competition Hosts/SECME Program Directors and School Coordinators
  • Logistical Information Only – National Competition Finals
  • FAQs - State and Regional Competitions
  • FAQs - National Competition Finals
  • Grievance Form