Choose Your Challenge!

As the world population continues to grow and become more connected than ever, The DuPont Challenge asks students to consider our most important challenges by researching and writing a 700-1,000-word science essay in one of the four categories:

  • 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.

The first three categories reflect the global challenges on which DuPont as a company focuses its efforts. The fourth category opens up possibilities for students to address other important topics, using scientific research to solve issues that can range from medicine and health to mathematical computation to any science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topic that students are passionate about.

Learn more about each of the four categories:

TOGETHER, WE CAN FEED THE WORLD.
Ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity.
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TOGETHER, WE CAN BUILD A SECURE ENERGY FUTURE.
With a growing population, we will need to use our existing resources as efficiently and effectively as possible and find better ways to harness renewable energy sources.
Learn more about this category

TOGETHER, WE CAN PROTECT PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
A growing global population places increased pressure on people and the environment, and as the world develops, humanity places greater value on both life and the earth we all share.
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TOGETHER, WE CAN BE INNOVATIVE ANYWHERE.
Our passions for any topic in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can lead to innovations that help to make the world a better place.
Learn more about this category

Visit the official DuPont website to learn more about how the company addresses these global challenges.

 

Ready to tackle The DuPont Challenge? Follow the links below for additional important information:
Tips for Students
Official Rules
Submit Your Essay

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