TechCentury holding second annual student writing contest

SOUTHFIELD—Attention students: The Engineering Society of Detroit wants to hear from you.

In an effort to promote and engage student voices and ideas about the profession of engineering, ESD’s TechCentury magazine will hold its second annual engineering student writing contest.

The contest is now open to all students attending Michigan universities and studying within any of the engineering disciplines or related fields. The top three entries will be published in the January issue of TechCentury. The top award-winning essay author will receive recognition at the 2020 ESD Gold Award Reception and a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Fishman Stewart, LLC.

The rules are as follows:

    1. The student will write a 750-word essay on one of three topics listed below.
    2. The student must be studying an engineering or related discipline at an accredited Michigan university.
    3. Entries must be received by close of business, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 via email to
    4. The TechCentury Editorial Board will review entries and the top three essays (along with a student profile) will be published in the January issue of TechCentury, both print and online.
    5. The top essayist will be recognized at the 2020 ESD Gold Award Reception as well as receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Essayists should choose to write on one of the following topics:

* STEM/STEAM Education: why is it important, did it play a role in your career choice, and if so, how?

* Explain the role of ethics in engineering—its perceived challenges and solutions.

* ESD will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2020. What do you feel is the most significant engineering feat of the past 100 years, and why?

Send writing contest entries to by Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.


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