Launched in 2001, Simil Raghavan and Mary Mathias started the Engineer Girl website in order to bring attention to the amazing opportunities open to women engineers. While more women are entering the engineering field, they are underrepresented in the field. Perhaps you are asking why does this matter? Having a greater number of women in engineering encourages diversity of thought, which ultimately leads to innovation. Economic growth is driven by that innovation, which ultimately makes for a better future for all of us.
Who is eligible to apply for the Engineer Girl Writing Contest?
The contest is open to individual girls and boys in the following three competition categories: Elementary School Students (grades 3-5), Middle School Students in (grades 6-8), or High School Students (grades 9-12). Keep in mind that both
Each group if applicants must respond to a prompt about a person who is learning to live in a new world while living on the spaceship Vestigo. The website outlines specific essay writing submission requirements, so make sure you read carefully!
How much is the Engineer Girl Writing Contest award?
Winners in each grade category will receive the prizes listed below: First-place winners will be awarded $500. Second-place entries will be awarded $250. Third-place entries will be awarded $100. All winning entries will be published on the EngineerGirl website. Honorable Mention entries will not receive a cash award, but will be published on the EngineerGirl website.
When is the Engineer Girl Writing Contest application due?
The Competition will close at 11:59 PM, February 1, 2020, U.S. Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be received prior to this date and time in order to be considered.
Finalists will be notified by May 1, 2020, and winner will be noticed by June 1, 2020. All winning entries will be posted on the EngineerGirl website by July 1, 2020.
For a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.
Best of luck to all who apply!