"Engineer It" 33rd Annual Engineering Competition

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

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.

2019 Competition Categories:

  • The perfect egg container to protect it from a 3-story drop (Drop It)
  • A thrilling roller coaster (Thrill It)
  • Design a tin foil boat that will hold the greatest number of pennies
    without sinking (Float It)
  • The ultimate water bottle rocket (Launch It)
  • The cleanest water filtration system (Clean it)



Pre-registration is now closed. We will accept a limited amount of walk-ins on Saturday for $10 per participant.

Registration will automatically shut down when we hit 400 students, or on April 10th, whichever comes first. 

PLEASE CARPOOL if you can as parking is limited.

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

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

*Engineer It participants have the chance to tour RGF Environmental's local engineering facility on Friday, April 19th and get a take-home science experiment! Click here for more info and sign up for this one-of-a-kind opportunity at RGF's booth during the Engineer It event* 

You may be photographed for Science Center media purposes throughout the competition. By registering to compete, you are giving photo consent. If you do not wish to be photographed, notify the staff members at the registration tent when you arrive.

The 2018 winner list can be found here

Photos from last year's event can be found here

See if you can spot your 2018 project in this awesome video from the Palm Beach County School District's Education Network HERE.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, Click here or email mgrenz@sfsciencecenter.org


View highlights from previous competitions:



**Before you register** Please note that once your order goes through, your name is automatically added to our registration 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.