ESD Student Writing Contest returns for 2021

SOUTHFIELD–Attention Michigan engineering students: The Engineering Society of Detroit wants to hear from you, and is offering cash prizes as part of its 2021 TechCentury Student Writing Contest.

In an effort to promote and engage student voices and ideas about the profession of engineering, ESD and its TechCentury magazine will hold its 4th 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 2022 issue of the ESD’s TechCentury magazine. The top award-winning essay author will receive recognition at the 2021 Gold Award Reception and a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Fishman Stewart LLC.

The submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Here are the contest rules:

* The student will write a 750-word essay on one of four topics.
* The student must be studying an engineering or related discipline at an accredited Michigan university.
* Entries must be received by close of business, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 via email to sthwing@esd.org.
* The TechCenturyEditorial Board will review entries and the top three essays (along with a student profile) will be published in the Winter 2022 issue of TechCentury, both print and online.
* The top essayist will be recognized at the 2022 ESD Gold Award Reception as well as receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Essays must be written on one of the following topics:

  • Hybrid Learning/Work: how is your university preparing you for the new methods?
  • What is something positive that came out of the last 18 months of living in the pandemic world?
  • Write an advice column: What advice would you give your mentors in relation to how they can help you become trained and educated in a hybrid world?
  • What’s your favorite SciFi or Fantasy story and why?

Please visit the Writing Contest page at https://www.esd.org/awards/writing/, download the entry form and send the entry form and your essay to sthwing@esd.org by Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Throughout its existence, The Engineering Society of Detroit ® has been a leader, whether in promoting the engineering and scientific professions or by providing invaluable technical assistance to the community. It is the vision of ESD to serving this generation of engineers, scientists and allied professionals and foster the next. ESD membership is open to engineers, scientists, architects and those in related or allied professions. There are three levels of individual membership: Professional, Student and Retired.

ESD currently has Student Chapters at 14 Michigan universities. Student members benefit from networking opportunities, educational programs, career assistance and mentorships. For details on Student Chapters and how to join them, please contact Heather Lilley at 248-353-0735, ext. 120, or hlilley@esd.org.

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