PostedWednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Each year the National Academy of Engineering hosts an essay contest on the EngineerGirl website for students in grades 3-12.
The topic changes every year, but always challenges students to write about how engineers can and do influence some aspect of daily life and share examples of their own creative engineering ideas. The contest is posted in mid-September with a deadline of February 1st. Students compete within three different grade levels for cash prizes. You can find examples of past essay topics on the EngineerGirl website.
The essay contest draws up to 1000 entries each year from around the world and is a popular resource for teachers of STEM programs, mathematics, and English to use as a writing assignment in their classrooms. A pdf flyer is generally available for download on the website, and additional resources on the contest topic are posted for interested students and teachers.
The EngineerGirl site is maintained by the National Academy of Engineering