Call for Contestants: DFW 2019 Student Engineering & Creativity Competition (SECC) - All students are welcome!
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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 collaboration with local schools?

DFW 2019 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, and collaboration with local schools. Free admission but registration is required.

CONTENT:
Page-1: Event Registration
Page-2: About SECC
Page-3: Training Resources and Videos
Page-4: Topics for Engineering Challenges (EC)
Page-5: Topics for Creativity Challenges (CC)

Please email questions to cie-secc@cie-dfw.org

ELIGIBILITY
For EC/CC competition:
Students who are U.S. citizen and currently enrolled in grades 6 to 12 in fall semester 2018, regardless of age

For STEM Seminar "Unleashing Creativity through STEM Projects"
Parents and students of ALL grades are welcome !!

FEE (PER ENTRY)
For EC entry:
$10 for students of CIE members; $15 for all other students, plus tool kit cost ($30~ $40) depends on the topic. Please see section “TOPICS FOR ENGINEERING CHALLENGES” for details.

For CC Entry:
$10 for students of CIE members; $15 for all other students. Tool kit is not required.

For STEM Seminar "Unleashing Creativity through STEM Projects"
Free admission BUT registration is required

CASH AWARDS
Engineering Challenge (EC): 1st place: $350 2nd place: $250 3rd place: $150
Creativity Challenge (CC): 1st place: $200 2nd place: $100 3rd place: $50

* Each of the top three places will also receive a trophy at the event award ceremony, presented by the event corporate sponsors. Award recipients will also be recognized at CIE’s website and eNewsletter, local news media, and showcased in CIE’s Annual Convention.

IMPORTANT DATES
o Registration Deadline: Thursday January 31st, 2019

o Event Date (Competition & STEM Seminar): Saturday March 23rd, 2019; 9:00AM - 1:00PM

o Event Location: The University of Texas at Dallas. Exact rooms to be announced later.

Register Now! (For both Competition & STEM Seminar)
Click the hyperlink below to register to reserve your spot. Students can register first to reserve a competition spot, and pay the registration fee at a later time before the deadline. For EC entry, multiple free training and demonstrations on using the hardware will be provided before the event/competition date. STEM Seminar is free but registration is required.

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