Engineer Girl Essay Contest

The 2017 Engineer Girl Essay Contest is now open until February 1, 2017 at 6pm. Students (both boys and girls) in grades 3-12 can submit an essay engineer-girlwith their engineering ideas for helping vulnerable and endangered animals.

To enter the contest:

  • Elementary School Students (grades 3-5); Essays must be 400 to 700 words.
    • Imagine that you are an engineer.  Identify an organization that might implement your proposed solution and write a letter to the leader of that organization.  In your letter, describe your proposed solution in detail, explain how it should be implemented, and discuss why it is important to implement. To strengthen your submission think of questions the leader may have about your solution, and attempt to answer them in your letter.
  • High School Students (grades 9-12); Essays must be 1000 to 1500 words.
    • Imagine that you are an engineer in an engineering firm poised to implement your proposed solution in a specific location and/or situation.  Write a proposal to the organization that would fund this project.   Describe the solution in detail and explain how and why it should be implemented.  Describe the expertise available at your imaginary firm and explain how any other groups might need to be involved in the design, manufacturing, and distribution processes.  Explain what has already been tried or is already known about this type of solution and what would be new or innovative.  Describe how you will test or anticipate failure for any new innovations to minimize risk. Describe exactly what this project would aim to achieve, and make a case for why the cost would be justified.

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