The 26th year of The DuPont Challenge once again drew in an impressive array of essays, covering topics all throughout the fields of science. It was no easy decision, but the judges have selected the essays that stood out as the most outstanding. Please join us in congratulating the top winners of The 2012 DuPont Challenge!
Bergen County Academies
Sponsoring Teacher: Eric Zhang
Essay: One Breath Shorter
Second Place (TIE):
Little Snake River Valley
Sponsoring Teacher: Carolyn Hicks
Essay: Moo-ing Energy
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy H.S.
Sponsoring Teacher: Francine Moustakalis
Essay: A Heart of Gold [Nanowires]
Garland High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Sharyn Ethington
Essay: Using Bugs to Heal
InTech Collegiate High School
North Logan, UT
Sponsoring Teacher: Stephanie Kawamura
Essay: The Lowly Earthworm:
A Powerful Protector of All
Blind Brook High School
Rye Brook, NY
Sponsoring Teacher: Michele Sugantino
Essay: Splitting the Universe
One Choice at a Time
Catalina Foothills High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Bryan Sobehrad
Essay: Tying the Universe Together
These student winners, along with their sponsoring science teacher and a parent, were recognized as part of the 2012 Awards Trip to The Walt Disney Worldģ Resort and NASAís Kennedy Space Center. To learn more about the top winners and their exemplary essays, read their bios and essay summaries as well as excerpts from the first-place essays.
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