Announcement for May 8, 2024

The recording of the coordinator webinar hosted on April 30 is available now!

Recording Link

Announcement for March 24, 2024

Upcoming Webinars for Coordinators Regarding the SECME National Competition
Have questions about your students’ participation in the SECME National Competition? Join one of our upcoming sessions! We will go over the same information in both sessions.

Session 1 – Tuesday, March 26, 5:00 PM (EST)
Session 2 – Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 PM (EST)

Logo and Poster Submission Deadline – April 30

AI Team Registration for National Competition
For AI teams, the registration link for the AI competition will be distributed to teams selected to participate in the National competition.

Announcement for Virtual and In-Person Competitions – March 8, 2024

National Competition Date is Announced!
June 12 – 14

The competition for the following categories will be held in person at the University of Florida Campus from June 12 to 14th. More details will be coming soon. Please fill out the In-Person Participant Consent form. Chaperones must fill out the In-Person Chaperone Consent form.

  • Middle School Mousetrap Car
  • High School Mousetrap Car
  • Middle School AI
  • High School AI

The Logo and Poster Submission Portal is now live!


The competition for the following categories is held virtually only, meaning students do not travel to the national competition to participate. Please fill out the Virtual Participant Consent form.

  • Essay – All divisions
  • Logo Design – All divisions
  • Poster Design – All divisions
  • Water Bottle Rocket – All divisions
  • Elementary Mousetrap Car

Past Information Sessions Materials

Essay, Logo, and Poster Info Session
January 11, 2024

Recording, Presentation Slides

Mousetrap Car and Waterbottle Rocket Info Session
January 9, 2024

Recording, Presentation Slides


AI Contest Modules 1, 2, and 3 are Available!

Visit the Middle School Activity Page

Visit the High School Activity Page


Correction to Essay Scoresheet Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 need to include a Reference Page instead of the Work Cited Page.

Essay Scoresheet Grades 3-5