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2021 Student Engineering & Creativity Convention (SECC)

2021 Student Engineering & Creativity Convention (SECC)

2021 SECC:

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Interested in exploring the basic concepts of Math and Physics through a DIY project and playing a “Catapult Game”? Or a STEM coding project on school calculator to program TI Rover-robot for a prediction race? Or design and 3D-print an object using free-access software “Altair365” to explore the concepts of Math and Physics? Or hear STEM professionals on cool STEM topics? If you are, register to attend DFW 2021 SECC for a tons of STEM experience and fun! Scroll down to see event details.

SECC Program is designed for grades K to 12th to inspire students’ interest in STEM through hands-on & creativity projects, recognition, real world challenges, and interaction with industry. This is a STEM event that supports the National Discover-E Engineers Week. SECC consists of three programs: Free hands-on workshops (pre-competition), Competition, and STEM Seminars & Fun.

Eligibility & Divisions:

For SECC Competitions:
Students currently enrolled in grades K to 12th in fall 2020. Three divisions as listed below.
For STEM Seminars & Free Workshops:
Students in grades K to 12th and parents are welcome !!

Division-A:
“Marble Machine” — Grades K to 5th (elementary school students). See bottom for project details.
Division-B:
“Build your own plotter Machine” — Grades 6th to 12th (middle and high school students). See bottom for project details.

SECC Awards:

Competition winners on 3/27/2021 will receive following cash awards.
Division-A (K-5th):  1st place: $150     2nd place: $100     3rd place: $50
Division-B (6-12th):  1st place: $150     2nd place: $100     3rd place: $50

* The winners of each division will also receive a trophy at the event award ceremony, presented by corporate sponsors. Award recipients will also be recognized at CIE website and eNewsletter, local news media, and showcased in CIE Annual Convention in August.

Registration & Fees:

For Workshops on 1:30 PM-4:30 PM: FREE
—Saturday 1/16/2021 – Introducing Marble Machine Project
—Sunday 3/7/2021 – Contestant-only Q&A session
For Competition on SAT 3/27/2021:
— Division-A: $25 per team whose parent is CIE or SHPE member; $35 per team for others
— Division-B & C: $30 per team whose parent is CIE or SHPE member; $40 per team for others
— Accept both individual and team registration.
— Students are encouraged to form a team to learn team work and share responsibility & cost.
For STEM Seminars on SAT 3/27/2021: FREE
— STEM education, fun, and projects
— Prize drawing : TI Calculator for high-school, TI-Innovator Hub, and more.
To become a CIE member, visit https://www.cie-dfw.org/members/memberinformation.php

Tool Kits and Costs:

Division-A (K-5th): Marble Machine
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Division-B (6th-12th): Build your own plotter Machine
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Project Details:

Division-A (K-5th): Marble Machine

Tournament Rules:
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Resources:
Students are encouraged to search for resources on-line. Here are some URL links for reference.
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Division-B (6th-12th): Build your own plotter Machine

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Resources:
Students are encouraged to search for resources on-line. Here are some URL links for reference.
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