An EngineerGirl! Website Contest In Conjunction with National Engineers Week 2005
Each year, thousands of dolphins die after beaching themselves, often in spite of efforts of volunteers working furiously to move them back out to sea. Imagine that a pod of dolphins has mysteriously come ashore and you are asked to help. Think of a solution to this problem using design principles and processes from one or more fields of engineering, removing the dolphins from the beach and safely back into their home in the water.
How Do I Enter? Make a plan to solve this problem. Include charts, pictures, diagrams, lists of supplies, etc. for how you would get the dolphins off the beach. Use up to four graphics pages, including pictures and charts, and no more than 500 words. Scoring will include points for presentation, thoroughness, and creativity.
Who Can Enter? The contest is open to individual girls and boys and teams of up to 6 students. There are two age categories: grades 5–8 and grades 9–12.
When Is the Deadline? Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by December 31, 2004.
Awards First-place entries will be displayed on the EngineerGirl websiteand will be awarded $250. Second-place entries will be awarded $150. Third-place entries will be awarded $100. The winners will be announced on February 25, 2005.
Please submit the following with your work, preferably on a separate page:
For a chance to win up to $500, imagine how engineering can help your community. Then write a plea to your city or county council to make the case for an infrastructure improvement.
Also, don't forget to look for our EngineerGirl booth at Invent It. Build It.(IIBI) IIBI is a hands-on engineering experience for girls in grades 6-12, and their families. Join 10,000 women engineers from around the globe in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 28th to prove that girls can be engineers!
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