In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering is sponsoring an essay contest which asks young people to imagine what changes the next 50 years of engineering will bring to nutrition, health, communication, education, and transportation.
The contest is broken down into three grade level categories: Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Essays are due March 1, 2014, and awards range from $100-$500. Winning essays will be published on the EngineerGirl website. The competition is open to girls and boys.
The NAE is also sponsoring a video competition open to students in grade 6 and higher. This competition asks participants to create a 1-2 minute video focusing on engineering’s benefits for humanity in any 50-year period between 1964 and 2064. Top prize for this competition is $25,000, and submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014.
For more details about these contests, visit the EngineerGirl contest page.