CSM Women + Math Essay Contest for Students

Contemporary Women’s Contributions to STEM Fields is Focus for Writing

            The College of Southern Maryland is offering an essay contest to increase awareness of women’s contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The contest, sponsored by CSM’s Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Division, is open to girls ages 13 to 21. Contestants are required to interview a woman in a STEM career working in academia, industry or government and write a 500- to 800-word narrative essay based on the interview. 

            Interview topics for the essay can include the woman’s motivation for pursuing her chosen career in STEM, her educational background, specific day-to-day activities regarding her career, her family and cultural background’s affect on her career path, and her advice to students interested in pursuing a career in her field.

            Last year, high school student Mia McCaslin, of Port Tobacco, interviewed Adrianne Cooper, a computer and flight test engineer with NAVAIR, for her winning essay. This year, two winners will receive prizes valued up to $250.

            Eligible essays must be post marked by April 8. For contest guidelines and entry form, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Women&Math/essay/index.htm or for more information contact Sandra Poinsett at sandrap@csmd.edu or 301-934-7808.

 

 

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CSM Women + Math Essay Contest for Students.  Deadline: April 8. Two students will receive prizes up to $250 for winning essays that increase awareness of women’s contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through interviewing and writing 500-800 words about a woman in a STEM career who works in academia, industry or government.  Sponsored by CSM’s Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Division, the essay contest is open to girls ages 13 to 21. Contest guidelines and entry form are available at http://www.csmd.edu/Women&Math/essay/index.htm. Submissions can be mailed or emailed with postmark no later than April 8. Contact Sandra Poinsett at sandrap@csmd.edu or 301-934-7808.

 

 

 

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