Interested in ideas and people that make a difference?
Have an idea for changing the world? Interested in technology?
Engineering: Improving Our World
In 500-1000 words tell us how you think engineers have and continue to improve the world. Focus your essay on one of the following topics:
Engineering For Today
What have engineers done to improve the quality of your life today? What in your world have engineers made possible?
Engineering For Tomorrow
What significant technologies will engineers develop by the year 2020? What problems will they solve?
Who Can Enter?
The contest is open to all students in grades 4-9, individuals or teams of up to six students.
Entries will be judged in two divisions:
How Do I Enter?
Write an essay of 500 -1000 words describing what an engineer has done for you today or what an engineer will do for you in the future. Entries may be submitted in ONE of the following ways:
All entries should include the following required information:
When Is the Deadline?
Entries must be received by January 20, 2006.
What do the winners get?
First, second, and third place awards — $200, $100, $50, respectively — will be presented for the top essays in both divisions. Winners will be announced in February, 2006 during Engineers Week on the EngineerGirl! website.
Read a special note to teachers and parents
Check out last year's Save the Dolphin essay contest winners here!
* Personal information is requested from students entering the contest, so that the National Academy of Engineering can contact winners and recognize achievements. This information is not shared with other organizations.
The winners of the 2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "Students’ devotion to protecting endangered animals is always inspiring to me, and their doing so through engineering, which is about solving problems of people and society, is doubly so. Congratulations to the winners!" Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.