2013 Essay Contest Scorecard

Engineering: Essential to Our Health 

 

DESIGN CONTENT (40 points)

Essay demonstrates author's understanding of the design process and the engineering role. In older divisions, authors are able to accurately describe the different contributions of various types of engineers and how each might contribute to an overall design and continuing improvements.

RESEARCH & ANALYTICAL THINKING (30 points)

Essay expresses accurate knowledge of the process and technology described and demonstrates a clear understanding of its function. Author is able to imagine the actual process and the use of technology in context and describe real, functional reasons for design decisions. Resources should be accurate and clearly cited. Please avoid the use of Wikipedia as a solitary resource.

CLARITY OF EXPRESSION (20 points)

Essay clearly and convincingly communicates the author's ideas. It is well-written and uses both proper grammar and correct spelling. It presents information in an engaging manner.

ORIGINALITY (10 points)

Essay is original and includes the author's own thoughts.

TOTAL SCORE (100 points)