Dear Teacher:

Welcome to The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, one of the foremost student science and technology prize programs in the United States and Canada—now celebrating its 28th year.

The DuPont Challenge has two primary objectives: to help increase science literacy among students and to motivate them to excel in communicating ideas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students may write a 700 to 1,000-word essay that addresses a topic of their interest within our four categories of challenges. We invite and encourage you to take part by bringing The DuPont Challenge into your classroom, and giving your students the opportunity to benefit from this experience.

Learn more by exploring this site and signing up for our free e-newsletter—and tell other teachers in your school and community about The DuPont Challenge as well!

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How Students Apply
Teacher Awards
STEM Women All-Stars

How Essays Are Judged
Honoring the Challenger Crew

The 2011 DuPont Challenge winning students with their sponsoring teachers and Mickey