Engineer It! 2023

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Saturday, April 15th, 2023


We are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Engineer It! Competition will be held in person at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium!

Engineer It! is an annual engineering design competition jointly presented to students in grades 1st - 12th by the Florida Engineering Society & the Cox Science Center and Aquarium. $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners in elementary, middle and high school categories! 

2023 Competition Categories:

  • The perfect egg container to protect it from a 3-story fall (Drop It)
  • A thrilling roller coaster (Thrill It) 
  • Build a perfectly buoyant boat (Float It)
  • The ultimate water bottle rocket (Launch It)
  • DIY Water filtration (Clean It)
  • Sun powered watercraft marathon (Power It)


Engineer It! 2022 Winners

  Drop It Launch It Thrill It Float It
1st Place Elementary Jayden Chan Andres Suarez Paz and Devin Veras Valentina Sanchez Gavin Chan
2nd Place Elementary Gavin Chan Cloie Richie Jaden Chan Fabian Vega Varga
3rd Place Elementary Thalia Paulino Thalia Paulino and Olivia Carhart Paxton Fusselman Jayden Chan
1st Place Middle Mariam Andrews Zaina Ahmed Nevan DeBerry Zaina Ahmed
2nd Place Middle Erik Kieft Nevan De Berry - Nevan DeBerry
3rd Place Middle - - - -
1st Place High Lily Landstrom Malik Henry

Julian Greenberg, Semyon Baykov

Logan Albala, Spencer Arensollic

Zenat Ahmed
2nd Place High Lewis DeBerry Angelo Avila Lily Landstrom Alexandria Allen
3rd Place High - Zenat Ahmed Lewis DeBerry Lewis DeBerry


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our participants for making this a wonderful event! Winners can pick up their awards at the Science Center during business hours starting Friday, April 15th.


Engineer It! 2022 Recap and Awards Video


Please click here for the rules and regulations.

Competition Schedule:

7:00 am - 8:30 am Check-In
9:00 am Competition Starts
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm Competition Resumes
3:00 pm  Competition Ends


Register as an individual or team at the bottom of this page.

Registration is $5 per participant and will automatically shut down when we hit 200 students, or on April 7th, whichever comes first. 

To register a school group, click here. Email the completed form to

Questions? Email or call (561) 370-7705

Other important details:

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.

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! 


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, email

If you are interested in being a vendor, email

Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping out on event day. If you are interested click here to apply.

2022 Event Sponsors - 2023 Sponsors Coming Soon!


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.