Every year the National Academy of Engineering sponsors an engineering essay contest on our EngineerGirl website for students across the nation. The contest for this year, entitled “Survival Design Challenge”, has just been posted, and I am writing to you in hope that you will help us reach interested students and educators in your area. Students in grades 3-12 can compete for cash prizes, and we would like to get the word out to as many young people as possible!
You can find the announcement, guidelines, and related information about the contest on the EngineerGirl website: http://www.engineergirl.org/CMS/Contest.aspx
The deadline for this year is March 1, 2010. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to reading some exciting and creative essays this year, and we hope you will help us to spread the word!
Science & Technology Policy Fellow
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC