The Dr. Thelma T. Daley STEM Award Essay Contest

The Dr. Thelma T. Daley STEM Award Essay Contest

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The Dr. Thelma T. Daley STEM Award Essay Contest

Applicant Information

Name:______Age:_____ M/F

Grade: ______School: ______

Email:______

Phone: ______

Career Interest: ______

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Parent /Guardian Information: Name:______

Address:______

Email: ______

Preferred Telephone Number______

I understand my child, ______, will submit an application for consideration for the Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley STEM Award. I further understand that the award is not guaranteed and any false representation by my child or me will result in forfeiture and/or denial of a possible scholarship award. I understand only the first 40 applications in each grade category received by the deadline will be reviewed. The deadline is June 14, 2013 11:59 p.m. Awards will be presented at the Friday July 5, 2013 STEM Fair Celebration at Morgan State University.

Email Submissions Only

Submit to:

Subject: Application, Grade Level, Last Name

Essay Contest

High School (Grades 9-12)

Individual Submission Only

Identify a problem in your community that has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related solution. Develop a 300 - 500 word essay identifying how you will use STEM to develop a solution for this problem.

In your solution, consider or focus on one of the following:

  1. Describe how the use of STEM will impact the lives of people in your community. How will it save time, money or resources?
  2. Describe how the use of STEM will improve efficiency in an area in your community.
  3. Describe how the use of STEM will change a challenge within your community into an opportunity.

Minimum Requirements

Applicant must be in current grade level as of June 2013

Provide a diagram for the problem and the solution.

Describe the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math aspects of your solution. Expound upon your solution in one or more of the STEM areas.

Describe the implementation method for your solution within your community.

Describe how the solution will impact your future and the future of your community.

Presentation

Must be typed, double spaced, 12 font

Must be grammatically correct

No spelling errors or typos

You are encouraged to stay within the word limit.

Any plagiarism will result in forfeiture and/or denial of a possible scholarshipaward.

Essay Contest

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Individual Submission Only

Identify a problem in your community that has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related solution. Develop a 300 - 500 wordessay identifying how you will use STEM to develop a solution for this problem.

In your solution, consider or focus on one of the following:

  1. Describe how the use of STEM will impact the lives of people in your community. How will it save time, money or resources?
  2. Describe how the use of STEM will improve efficiency in an area in your community.
  3. Describe how the use of STEM will change a challenge into an opportunity.

Minimum Requirements

Applicant must be in current grade level as of June 2013

Provide a diagram for the problem and the solution.
Describe the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math aspects of your solution. Expound upon your solution in one or more of the STEM areas.
Describe the implementation method for your solution within your community.

Describe how the solutionwill impact your future and the future of your community.

Presentation

Must be typed, double spaced, 12 font

Must be grammatically correct

No spelling errors or typos

You are encouraged to stay within the word limit.

Any plagiarism will result in forfeiture and/or denial of a possible scholarshipaward.

Essay Contest

Elementary School (Grades 3-5)

Individual Submission Only

Identify a problem in your community that has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related solution. Develop a 300 - 500 word essay identifying how you will use STEM to develop a solution for this problem.

In your solution,consider or focus on one of the following:

  1. Describe how the use of STEM will impact the lives of people in your community. How will it save time, money or resources?
  2. Describe how the use of STEM will improve efficiency in an area in your community.
  3. Describe how the use of STEM will change a challenge into an opportunity.

Minimum Requirements

Applicant must be in current grade level as of June 2013

Provide a diagram for the problem and the solution.
Describe the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math aspects of your solution. Expound upon your solution in one or more of the STEM areas.
Describe the implementation method for your solution within your community.

Describe how the solutionwill impact your future and the future of your community.

Presentation

Must be typed, double spaced, 12 font

Must be grammatically correct

No spelling errors or typos

You are encouraged to stay within the word limit.

Any plagiarism will result in forfeiture and/or denial of a possible scholarshipaward.

Essay Contest

Elementary School (K-2)

Individual Submission Only

Identify a problem in your community. Develop a pictorial essay (3 pages) identifying how you will use Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathto develop a solution for this problem.

Presentation

Must be legible

Must be in student’s handwriting

Must be grammatically correct

You are encouraged to stay within the page limit.

Any plagiarism will result in forfeiture and/or denial of a possible scholarshipaward.

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