"Engineer It" 32nd Annual Engineering Competition

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Formally known as "Drop it, Thrill it, Float it, Launch it, Clean it," Engineer It! is an annual engineering design competition jointly presented to students in grades 1st - 12th by the Florida Engineering Society & the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners in elementary, middle and high school categories! Special prize for the school with the most participants. Science Center educators will be on-site with exciting live science demos, activities and more to entertain family members and general guests. ​

2018 Competition Categories:

  • The perfect egg container to protect it from a 3-story drop (Drop It)
  • A thrilling roller coaster (Thrill It)
  • The swiftest and most precise paper airplane (Fly It)
  • The ultimate water bottle rocket (Launch It)
  • The cleanest water filtration system (Clean it)


Cost is $3 per registrant. Registration will automatically shut down when we hit 400 students, or on March 7th, whichever comes first. Register early to secure your spot in the competition! It always sells out.

Click here to download a FREE Bin Pass from Resource Depot, your 1-stop shop for all Engineer It project materials! 

Register below. Questions? Email Education@sfsciencecenter.org or call (561) 832-1988.


MANY Thanks to our amazing 2018 sponsors to date:



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To register, add the number of participants to the cart below and continue with the check out process. 

**Before you register** Please note that once your order goes through, your name is automatically added to our will call list and you do not need to do anything else. You should receive a confirmation email with your order number. Check-in at the registration tent when you arrive for the event.