AAUW S.T.E.M. Writing Contest Details
Women have not always been recognized for their contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This essay contest challenges students -- girls and boys -- to discover and publicize women who made a difference in the sciences and tell why the woman they researched is significant to them.
- Students grades 6-8, girls and boys.
- Typed essay on a Woman in History with a STEM focus. Tell us why you selected the woman and share the personal impact of her STEM contribution.
- Essays should be no more than 700 words and should include bibliography or sources. All entries will be reviewed for plagiarism.
- Essays longer than 700 words or essays without bibliography or sources will not be considered for the contest.
$100, First Place
$50, Second Place
$25, Honorable Mention
Deadline for entries is February 19, 2016. Submit your essay as an attachment.
Winners will be notified by telephone. Prizes will be awarded at a Women's History Month reception at the Appleton Public Library on Thursday, March 10 with Refreshments at 6:30 and an Awards Program at 6:45pm. Winners will be invited to read their essays.
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