DFW 2019 Student Engineering & Creativity Competition (SECC)
All students are welcome!

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 local schools?

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. This is a STEM event that supports the National DiscoverE Engineers Week. This event consists of two parallel programs: SECC Competition and STEM Seminar.

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. STEM professionals will share their experience, hot topics, or collaboration with local schools. Speakers include Mr. William Yang from PepsiCo R&D, Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Director of Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach at UTD, and Mr. Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean of UTD Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Free admission but registration is required.

The event also has raffle drawing. A free raffle ticket will be offered to each registered attendee or volunteer. Raffle prizes include: TI-Innovator™ Hub (~$65), TI-Innovator™ Rover (robot)(~$140), TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld Calculator (~$150). These three hardware will be used in next SECC competition. Need volunteer hours? Want to volunteer in this event? Click here to sign up by March 19th, 2019.

What: DFW 2019 SECC Competition and STEM Seminar
Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2019; 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), classroom ECSW 1.315
Deadline to reserve your Seminar seats: March 21st, 2019 (Click GREEN button at the right)

Below are the Resources Hyper Links. Please email Questions to cie-secc@cie-dfw.org

SECC Project Tutoring Workshop on Sunday Feb 17th
SECC Hands-on Workshop Activity Photos on Jan 19th and 20th (scroll down)
SECC Resource YouTube Videos
SECC Training Resources & Videos
SECC Event Flyer (click to download)
SECC eNewsletter Event Highlights - Post Competition (click to download)

Award Presenters at SECC Closing Ceremony on March 23rd, 2019 at UT Dallas:
Dr. Faa-Ching Wang: Chairman and President, ConsulPath Inc., and Founding President of CIE/USA-DFW Chapter
Ms. Laura Chambers: Director, Product Line Management, Texas Instruments Inc.

All DFW 2019 SECC Winners (3/23/2019)

DFW 2019 SECC Engineering Challenge (EC): First Place
- Justin Li (3/23/2019)
- Trophy + $350 scholarship

DFW 2019 SECC Engineering Challenge (EC): Second Place
- Shashank Iswara and Samarth Kamat (3/23/2019)
- Trophy + $250 scholarship

DFW 2019 SECC Engineering Challenge (EC): Third Place
- Jackson Aarseth (3/23/2019)
- Trophy + $150 scholarship

DFW 2019 SECC Engineering Challenge (EC): Honorable Mentions
- Joseph Maldjian, Ani Maldjian, Andre Maldjian, Raphael Maldjian, and Garrett Fusfield (3/23/2019)
- Aaron Liu and Alan Zhao (3/23/2019)
- Medals

DFW 2019 SECC Creativity Challenge (CC): First Place
- Joseph Maldjian and Ani Maldjian (3/23/2019)
- Trophy + $200 scholarship

DFW 2019 SECC Creativity Challenge (CC): Second Place
- Garrett Bell (3/23/2019)
- Trophy + $100 scholarship

Projects and Displays in DFW 2019 SECC Competition (3/23/2019)

DFW 2019 SECC Event Location & Floor Map (3/23/2019)

DFW 2019 SECC Event Flyer

Photos of Pre-competition SECC Hands-on Workshop (1/19 & 1/20/2019)


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.