Past Contests

CONTEST #2

May 3, 2021 – Aug 9, 2021

500-1,500 word essay containing all three of these facets: STEM research area, our people, the future

Number of essays each
ONE
Number of videos to choose from
31

High school students: grades 9-12, U.S. citizens, parent or adult caregiver must submit entries for students under the age of 18

Essay judging criteria:

Originality and innovation of the ideas presented = 50%

Inclusion of information learned about Naval STEM research and people = 40%

Quality of the essay (concise expression of ideas with appropriate grammar = 10%

Number of views on Youtube
9,000+
TBD
Prizes awarded
TBD
Number of students with the highest honors
CONTEST #1

Oct 27, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021

Focus: Current state of the art and futurist vision of the Navy and/or Marine Corps in the year 2040

Number of student 250-500 word essays each
TWO
Number of videos to choose from
18

Evaluated and awarded on a rolling basis

Students had the option to connect with DoN mentors

Community College students

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Majors

Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be at least 18 years old
Number of views on Youtube
12,000+
613
Prizes awarded
362
Students provided a statement of interest to connect with DoN mentors