SSU to host 2013 Regional SECME Spring Competitions

For immediate release

Feb. 7, 2013

Contact: Loretta Heyward, Communications Director, 912-358-3059


SAVANNAH — The College of Sciences and Technology and the  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 360 activity at Savannah State University will host the 2013 Regional Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) Spring Competitions Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 8, 2013, in the Wiley-Willcox Gymnasium on campus.

Approximately 40 elementary-, middle- and high-school students from Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham and Effingham counties will compete for awards and the opportunity to earn round-trip travel to the SECME National Competition Finals in three events: mousetrap car, water rocket and vex robot.

The regional competitions at Savannah State will be held as follows:

  • 3-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Middle- and high-school mousetrap car and water rocket competitions


  • 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: Elementary-school mousetrap car and water rocket competitions


  • 3-6 p.m. Friday, March 8: Vex robot competition

The STEM 360 activity at Savannah State is funded through the federal Title III grant program.  The program aims to increase awareness and participation in STEM disciplines and strengthen faculty advising and mentoring of STEM students, particularly in the greater Savannah area.

For more information contact Patrick Dean, STEM 360 activity director, at 912-358-3295 or

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in the School of Teacher Education and three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.


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