“Education is at the core of strong communities everywhere. A strong foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) encourages students to think critically about how scientific discovery, innovation and invention can be used to meet the needs of our society,” said Benito Cachinero-SÁnchez, senior vice president of DuPont Human Resources. “How to fulfill nutritional needs, increase available energy and protect people and the environment is what the scientists at
All students in grades 7-12 across
• 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.
Essays are evaluated in two divisions: Junior Division (grades 7, 8, and 9) and Senior Division (grades 10, 11, and 12). The DuPont Challenge offers more than
The winners of the 2013 DuPont Challenge researched, studied and experimented their way through global problems in order to come up with possible solutions. The topics they addressed included the following: (1) How can nanotechnology help diabetics? (2) What does synesthesia teach us about human memory? (3) How much energy can we really get from the sun? and (4) What can we do to protect rice crops around the world?
For more information, including official rules, entry form and details on awards, please visit http://thechallenge.dupont.com.
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