ESD extends deadline for Engineering Student Writing Contest

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit has extended the entry deadline for its fifth annual Engineering Student Writing Contest.

The new deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 2.

ESD officials say the aim of the contest is to promote and engage student voices and ideas about the profession of engineering.

The contest is now open to all students attending accredited Michigan universities and studying within any of the engineering disciplines or related technical and scientific fields. The top three entries will be published in the January 2023 issue of the ESD’s TechCentury magazine. The top award-winning essay author will receive recognition at the 2023 ESD Gold Award Reception and a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Fishman Stewart LLC.

Students should write an essay of up to 750 words on one of the following topics:

  • Climate change—What do you envision engineering can do to assist with ‘engineering for net zero’ and how can you contribute to the solution?
  • Write an advice column: What advice would you give either your mentors or upcoming students/young engineers in relation to the world of engineering?
  • What’s your favorite science fiction or fantasy story, why, and how is engineering involved in the storyline?
  • STEAM Education: How would you encourage a young person to pursue a career in engineering?

Entries must be submitted in a Microsoft Word document format, and accompanied by an application form. Entries should be emailed to TechCentury editor Susan Thwing at

The submission form is available at Complete rules are at,

About The Engineering Society of Detroit

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. More at

ESD Student Chapters

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, contact Heather Lilley at (248) 353-0735, ext. 120, or email

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