“Solvers have such a critical role in the work we do globally.
And it is through programs like The Du Pont Challenge that we can help inspire tomorrow’s cutting-edge solvers.” The Elementary Division (grades K-5) asks teachers to help their students explore STEM topics in a classroom-based challenge that gives students the chance to participate in a creative, inquiry-based exploration.
The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
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Essays of 700 to 1,000 words may be submitted from through February 9, 2015 in the following four categories: Click to see excerpts from winning essays.
As the Du Pont Company prepares to slide into corporate oblivion, I wanted to share a personal reflection.
The increase in population, a growing global middle class and finite natural resources are challenges that we believe can be solved through collaborative science...programs like The Du Pont Challenge can help inspire tomorrow’s cutting-edge solvers.
Inspiring the next generation of innovators at the forefront of scientific discovery has been a goal of The Du Pont Challenge Science Essay Competition for the past 29 years. The Du Pont Challenge encourages students to develop a better understanding and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by researching and writing an informative essay offering solutions to today’s challenges regarding food, energy, protection and innovation, or a story on a science discovery.
This year, The Du Pont Challenge is pleased to announce a new division and expanded grade levels: the new Elementary Division is open to students in grades K-5, the Junior Division is now open to students in grades 6-8, and the Senior Division is now open to students in grades 9-12, from across the United States, Canada and U. “The increase in population, a growing global middle class and finite natural resources are challenges that we believe can be solved through collaborative science,” said Karen A.
Fletcher, vice president of Du Pont Engineering, Facilities Services & Real Estate and Chief Engineer.