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The Dupont Challenge

The deadline for submissions for the 2014 DuPont Challenge is fast approaching. Middle and high school students (grades 7-12) from the from the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories are encouraged to submit a 700 to 1,000-word essay that provides innovative ideas on the world's most pressing challenges, or demonstrates the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our daily lives.

This year, the Challenge encourages students to consider how science and innovation can be used to meet the needs of the 21st century for food, energy, and protection. Students should address one of the four following categories in their essay:


  • Together, we can feed the world.
  • Together, we can build a secure energy future.
  • Together, we can protect people and the environment.
  • Together, we can be innovative anywhere.

Students and sponsoring teacher prizes include savings bonds, teaching grants, exciting trips, and much more. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. For more information, including official rules, entry forms, and details on awards, please visit the Challenge website.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office