2021 SECC Winners
|Group 1 (K-2nd)||1st Wilson Zhou 2nd Erica Weng 3rd Aiden Guo and Angela Guo|
|Group 2 (3rd-5th)||1st Melissa Zhou 2nd David Xiao 3rd Aurora Cai|
|Creativity||Zoe Cheng and Edward Yan, Kaylee Zhao and Nidhi Keskar, Hudson Aarseth|
|Hornorable Mention||Jayden Lu, Benjamin Kim, Andy Wang and Mindi Ly|
|Plotter Machine||1st Jackson Aarseth 2nd Andrew Ye 3rd Michael Liu|
|Creative Project||1st Matthew Liu and Everett Jin 2nd Kathy Liu and Charles Liu|
Are you interested in
- Exploring fundamental math and science concepts through a DIY project and playing a “Marble Machine”?
- Programming a Raspberry Pi and making your own plotter machine or any machine you can think of?
- Hearing from STEM professionals on cool engineering topics?
Vibrant experiences of SECC workshops and competition, which enable students from K-12 to expand their knowledge, test, and showcase their innovative ideas and designs.
The SECC competition is an exciting learning opportunity for students to take on real-world problems through hands-on projects.
Two types of competitions are provided:
Division A: Marble machine (K-5th grade)
Division B: Build your own plotter Machine (6th – 12th grade)
Two workshops and lectures will be provided with renowned experts in the engineering fields and experienced students to demo the projects (including competition projects) and to inspire participants with new ideas and techniques to solve challenges.
The annual SECC programs provide a platform for students with similar interests to get to know one another and share ideas, to interact with academic faculties and industry professionals.
This STEM event supports the 2021 National Discover-E Engineers Week between February 21-27.
Students currently enrolled in grades K to 12th in fall 2020 are eligible to participate.
Workshops: Open to the public.
Competitions: There are two divisions as listed below:
“Marble Machine” — Grades K to 5th (elementary school students).
“Build Your Own Plotter Machine” — Grades 6th to 12th (middle and high school students)
Workshop Fun Activities Winner:
Amazon E-gift cards
Top 3 Winners will receive the following awards:
- Cash awards:
- Division-A (K-5th):
Group 1 (K-2nd): 1st place: $50 2nd place: $30 3rd place: $20
Group 2 (3rd-5th): 1st place: $50 2nd place: $30 3rd place: $20
All Grade: 3 Creativity Awards, $20 each
- Division-B (6-12th):
Plotter Machine: 1st place: $150 2nd place: $100 3rd place: $50
Creative Project: 1st place: $150 2nd place: $100 3rd place: $50
- 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 and the Share & Grow Association, local news media and social media, and a showcase at CIE/USA-DFW Annual Convention in August 2021.
Top 40% Winners 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.
- SECC workshops: FREE
- SECC Competition: $10per team
Free registration for the SECC Competition teams with parents are CIE members or S&GA 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
To become a S&GA member, visit https://www.sharegrow.org
Important dates and events:
|Date||Checklist of Important Deadlines|
|Feb. 6th, 2021||The First workshop (Featuring STEM educational sessions, fun activities, projects and prize drawings)|
|Feb. 27th, 2021||The second workshop for division B competition|
|Mar. 13th, 2021||Competition Registration Deadline|
|Mar. 14th, 2021||Contestant only Q/A section|
|Mar. 23th, 2021||All participants are required to submit an Engineering documentation page explaining their designs and a video demonstrating their projects.|
|Mar. 28th, 2021||Competition Day & Award Ceremony|
Tool Kits and Costs:
Division-A (K-5th): Marble Machine
Organizer: Hua Chen
Division-B (6th-12th): Build your own plotter Machine
Organizer: Xincheng Tang