Attention Students:

Are you passionate about the exciting world of science? Are you intrigued by the possibilities that the latest scientific ideas and developments may hold for our future?

The DuPont Challenge, North America's premier science essay competition, encourages you to delve deep into your interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and express yourself with creativity and purpose. Ours is a growing world that faces new challenges each day, and we want YOU to share your ideas for how science can help keep our global population supplied with food, safety, and clean energy.

Essays must be between 700 to 1,000 words in length, include a list of research sources, and fall under one of these 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.

Learn more about the challenges, and explore this section for valuable tips on writing your science essay:

How to Prepare a Winning Essay
Guide to Research and Writing
Tips for Introductions and Conclusions
"Tips for Success" Video with Dr. Judy Pinto
Profiles of Previous DuPont Challenge Winners
List of Student Awards
Honoring the Crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle

Be sure to read all Official Rules carefully before submitting your essay.


The DuPont Challenge 2012 Awards Trip Highlights

The top winners of The 2012 DuPont Challenge -- North America's premier science essay competition -- were joined by a parent and sponsoring teacher on an expenses-paid Award Trip in their honor.


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