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 on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 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)
  • Build the most effective water filter (Clean It)
  • A boat that runs on solar energy (Power It) *Middle/High School only


Please click here to download the rules and regulations.

Need materials for your project? Download a free Bin Pass from Resource Depot here.

Competition Schedule:

*Early check-in opens at 7:00am

*Competition runs from 9:00am - 2:00pm

*Awards ceremony at 3:00pm

*Tentative schedule - please check back soon for updates and a detailed event schedule

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 400 students, or on April 7th, whichever comes first. 

To register a school group, please download the group registration form 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. 


Check out highlights and see the winners from last year's competition!

Engineer It! 2022 Recap and Awards Video


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, email

If you are interested in being a vendor, view the application here. Email for more information.

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


2023 Event Sponsors