JUSP Programs — SECME
SECME is a curriculum enrichment and hands-on program in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Students apply content knowledge in science, math, and technology to real-life problems.
SECME’s goal is to increase the pool of historically underrepresented, underserved, and differently-abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary study in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
In the SECME program, students are to use the step-by-step engineering design process to solve specific problems. As a part of the National SECME Engineering Design Competition, a team of three students is required to design a mousetrap car. The construction and operation of the mousetrap car must adhere to the competition guidelines. The cars are evaluated according to (a) design-scale drawing, (b) technical write up, and (c) operation. Students compete on a local and state level. The winners of statewide competition then participate in the National SECME Competition. National Competitions are held throughout the United States.