"Engineer It" 32nd Annual Engineering Competition

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

MANY THANKS to all competitors, sponsors, and partners, for another fantastic Engineer It event! 

The 2018 winner list can be found here

Photos from this year's event can be found here

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

See you next year for Engineer It 2019!

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)


All Volunteer positions have been full.

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.

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! 

RGF Environmental Group is offering a special FREE tour of their facility to Engineer It participants on 3/26. Click here for more information an visit their booth at the event tomorrow to sign up. 

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


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Many thanks to our amazing 2018 sponsors to date:




View highlights from previous competitions:




Registration is now closed.