DFW 2019 Student Engineering & Creativity Competition (SECC)
Call for Contestants - All students are welcome!

Important Notice

Based on feedback from many parents and school distritc science coordinators, the dates for DFW 2019 SECC are changing from February 23rd, 2019 to Saturday March 23rd, 2019 in order to ensure that we can deliver the best event experience and the highest level of participation for you at this event. In addition, a free STEM Seminar "Unleashing Creativity through STEM Projects" has been added to the event.

Interested in a STEM coding project without coding experience? Interested in an integrated STEM project where students can learn and use concepts in computer science, environmental science and engineering? Looking for an opportunity to interact with industry through STEM project? Have a TI calculator you want to put it to an optimal use? Want to hear STEM professionals on their experience, hot topics, and their collaboration with school district in STEM with a Q&A session following?

DFW 2019 Student Engineering & Creativity Competition (SECC) is your opportunity to bring industry attention to your idea, your work, compete for cash prizes, and gain STEM experience and valuable input from industry experts. It is a STEM event supports the National DiscoverE Engineers Week.

SECC Competition is designed for grades 6 to 12 to inspire students' interest in STEM through hands-on & creativity projects, recognition, real world challenges, and interaction with industry. STEM Seminar "Unleashing Creativity through STEM Projects" is designed for parents and students of all grades to hear STEM professionals on their experience and hot topics in STEM.

Event Date: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Event Location: The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
Registration Deadline to reserve your spot: January 31st, 2019 (Click the GREEN button at the right)

Here are the resource links:

Event Details

SECC Resource YouTube Videos

Training Resources & Videos

Download Event Flyer

Download SECC Event eNewsletter


The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers who graduated from American universities and served in various industries in the United States. CIE’s mission is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) awareness all over the United States. The DFW Chapter was established in January 1989 and registered in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1992. Over the years, the DFW chapter has established close ties with major corporations and government bodies around the world. Leaders from these sponsoring organizations are featured in the chapter’s annual convention by sharing their experiences and insights in business and technology. For more information, visit http://www.cie-dfw.org.