Thursday, 12 January 2017

Engineer Girl Essay Contest 2017

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Details of Engineer Girl Essay Contest

About Engineer Girl Essay Contest

This contest is offered for those school students who want to make the career in engineering as an Engineer. The candidates need to submit their essay prepared on the topics provided.
→  The candidates need to consider the following questions in mind while preparing an essay:

  • Why did you choose this species, and what problem or problems does it face?
  • What ideas have already been tested that may help to design a solution and begin solving those problems?
  • What specific solution would you suggest to help solve the problems faced by this species?
  • Aside from the animals, who would benefit from your proposed solution?
  • Are there any policies or standards currently in place that would affect the way your solution could be implemented?
  • Who would have to be involved in implementing the proposed solution?
  • Who should fund the proposed solution?

Theme of Contest

The students should imagine that they are working as an engineer and they have to write an essay describing what to do to minimize negative effects on valuable animal species and giving solutions to help animals and people share the planet.

Who can participate

Both Male and Female students can apply. All India region can apply.
→ The student of class between 3 to 12 as per US grade Categories. Both male & female students can participate in the contest.

Elementary School Students (Grade 3-5)

The candidates need to Imagine himself/herself an engineer and then need to identify an organization that might implement their proposed solution and write a letter to the leader of that organization. In their letter, they need to describe their proposed solution in detail and explain the following

  • How should it be implemented?
  • Why is it important to implement?

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

The candidates need to Imagine himself/herself an engineer and then need to identify an organization that might implement their proposed solution and write a project summary for the organization’s public relations (PR) and any one of the topics which are mentioned below.

  • What is new or novel about your approach?
  • Identify who would be involved in the design, testing,
  • manufacturing and distribution stage of the project?
  • How they work together to implement the solution?

High School Students (Grades 9-12)

The candidates need to Imagine himself/herself an engineer and then need to identify an organization that might implement their proposed solution and write a proposal to the organization that would fund this project by explaining the following

  • What has already been tried or is already known about this type of solution?
  • What would be new or innovative?
  • How will you test or anticipate failure for any innovations to minimize risk?

Scholarship Reward

Three winners from each category will be awarded cash prizes worth USD 850 (Approx. INR 56,000). Three winners will be selected from each category and will be awarded the following prizes:

  • First Prize - The winner of First prize will get a cash prize of USD 500 (Approx. INR 32,000).
  • Second Prize - A cash prize of USD 250 (Approx. INR 16,000) will be given to the winner of Second Prize.
  • Third Prize - Third Prize winner will get a cash prize of USD 100 (Approx. INR 6,000).

Application form and Process

The participants should imagine that they are working as an engineer and the participants should write an essay describing what to do to minimize negative effects on valuable animal species and giving solutions to help animals and people share the planet.
  • There is a word limit for all the category of the application. The participants need to send the essay in word limit according to their category which is given below

  1. Category 1 - 400 to 700 words
  2. Category 2 - 600 to 1100 words
  3. Category 3 - 1000 to 1500 words

EngineerGirl Essay Contest Reference Guidelines

The candidates must be their original work, and resources must be clearly mentioned.The following details are to be provided:

  • Title - The name of the resource.
  • Author - The person who wrote or created the resource. If you cannot find an author you may write, “No Author Available.”
  • Date - The date the resource was created.
  • Location - Where the resource can be found. For the web pages mention the URL. For printed resources include the publisher.


Submission of Engineer Girl Essay

Candidates are required to submit their essays online.

Selection Process

The candidates will be shortlisted by the Engineer Girl Steering Committee that includes famous professionals in engineering and engineering education. 
  • Accurate research and analytical thinking
  • Creativity and originality in the content selection and presentation
  • Effectiveness in communicating ideas and fully addressing the requirements of the contest.
The candidates can also obtain the list of contest winners by submitting a request in writing to the following address:
EngineerGirl Essay Contest, National
Academy of Engineering, 500 Fifth Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Last Date: 01/02/2017

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