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2022 SECC post event

1PM – 4PM CST, April 23, 2022 for Competitions

Congratulations to the winners!

Division A

  • 3rd Place: AFC2 Joanne Li

  • 2nd Place:  AFC1 Angela Guo, Ryan Tseng, Aiden Guo

  • 1st Place: AFC5 Roger Zhang

  • Creativity award: AFC 3 Esslyn Mui

Division B: City of future  & improving Academics

  • 3rd Place: BIA1 Crystal Shen, Sophia Zhou, Zehan Li

  • 2nd Place: BCOF3 Jaida Gao, Jason Huang, Nancy Chen

  • 1st Place: BCOF2 Evan Chen, Felix Sun, Jaden Chan

  • Creativity award: BCCA10 Olivia Zhang

Division B: Community Computational action

  • 3rd Place: BCCA5 Eviss Wu, Betty Yan, Matthew Wang

  • 2nd Place: BCCA7 Everett Jin

  • 1st Place: BCCA8 Andrew Ye

  • Creativity Award: BCOF4 Alisa Tong, Alisa Wei, William Zhou

Event videos

About this event

The CIE/USA-DFW Student Engineering and Creativity Convention (SECC) program is designed for all students in grades 1 through 12 to acquire interest in STEM through creative hands-on projects, real world challenges, and interaction with industry professionals. This STEM event supports the National Discover-E Engineers Week. The SECC consists of a series of programs: two free hands-on workshops and a competition. For the past four years, SECC has attracted huge interests from DFW 1st to 12th grade students. We are excited to announce the new theme and updated technologies this year. Hundreds of students have improved their coding and presentation skills from this event, and you can too! Please note the important dates:

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in grades 1 to 12 in fall 2021 are eligible to participate.

Competitions 

Division-A: Code in Scratch (Grades 1-5)

Theme 1  City of the Future 
Create a Scratch game or animation in which you describe a solution to a practical problem in a sci-fi city of your own creation. You can envision how your program would benefit people in the city, each with their own needs, goals, and dreams. Your city does not even have to be on Earthfor instance, it could be a Lunar or Martian colony. In your final project submission and presentation, include a clear, concise description of your vision of the future.
Theme 2 Helping Our Community 
How can you make the world better using computer code? Identify a need in your community and create a Scratch game or animation to describe a solution addressing that problem. For instance, how can you raise awareness about air and water quality, child hunger, or another social issue? Or can you create a program to accelerate recovery in a post-pandemic world? In your final project submission and presentation, include a concise description of how your program addresses the community need you chose. 

Division-B: MIT App Inventor (Grades 6-12)

Theme 1  City of the Future 
Create a Android APP in which you describe a solution to a practical problem in a sci-fi city of your own creation. You can envision how your program would benefit people in the city, each with their own needs, goals, and dreams. Your city does not even have to be on Earthfor instance, it could be a Lunar or Martian colony. In your final project submission and presentation, include a clear, concise description of your vision of the future.
Theme 2 Improving Academics
Where can teachers introduce coding into the classroom? Anywhere! Coding fits well in many academic subjects. For example, a foreign language department could ask students to build apps to translate between languages, a science department could ask students to build apps to recognize different types of plants, a social studies department could ask students to build apps to guide users through historical landmarks of their city. In your final project submission and presentation, include a clear, concise description of how your app will help improving the classroom learning.
Theme 3 Community Computational Action  
How can you make the world better using computer code? Identify a need in your community and create a Android APP to address that problem. For instance, how can you raise awareness about air and water quality, child hunger, or another social issue? Or can you create a program to accelerate recovery in a post-pandemic world? In your final project submission and presentation, include a concise description of how your program addresses the community need you chose. 

Workshops

Two FREE workshops are open to the public to give additional information of the competition as well as training for the tools.

Workshop 1: Introducing coding in Scratch and competition rules

When: Mar 5, 2021 02:00 PM-03:00PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Event recording YouTube playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2OCDHrmxsI9-q4N109lFC8spP5mwO_k

 

Workshop 2: In depth training in MIT APP Inventor, Scratch and competition 

When: Mar 26, 2021 02:00 PM-04:00PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Event recording YouTube playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2OCDHrmxsJR0k1muhX0MytRtkL__uEv

 

Awards

  • Cash awards will be given to the first three places and special award winners per division. 
  • Trophy: The winners of each division will also receive a trophy at the event award ceremony, presented by the corporate sponsors.
  • Recognition: Award recipients will be recognized on both websites and in the eNewsletters of the CIE/USA-DFW, local news media and social media, and a showcase at CIE/USA-DFW Annual Convention in August 2022.

Top 40% contestants will receive Honorable Mention awards and medals.
All contestants will receive E-certificates for participation.
The number of winners is subject to change based on number of contestants.

Registration fees

  • SECC workshops: FREE
  • SECC Competition: $10 per team or FREE registration for the SECC Competition teams with parents who are CIE members members.

Both individual and team registrations are accepted. Students are encouraged to form a team to learn teamwork skills and share responsibilities and costs.
To become a CIE member, visit https://www.cie-dfw.org/plan

Important dates and events:

Saturday 3/26/2022 Registration Deadline
Saturday 3/5/2022 Workshop#1 – Introducing coding and competition general rules
Saturday 3/26/2022 Workshop#2 – Hands on instructions on Scratch and MIT APP Inventor and Competition Processes
Friday 4/15/2022 Submission Deadline
Saturday 4/23/2022 Competition Day

 

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