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2018 STEM Essay competition

Download the Essay Competition Announcement to get started! 

The above document includes information about the writing prompt, scoring rubric, submission procedure, and cash prizes. Also download the Essay Competition Template to format your cover page and essay.  
Check out last year's winning entries below!

2017 STEM Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2017 STEM Essay Competition Winners! This year's competition resulted in nearly 200 entries. The top essays in each competition division are available for download below.  Congratulations to the winners for their excellent submissions, and special thanks to our 2017 sponsor, Buckman.  

High School Competition:

Middle School Competition:

Buckman STEM Challange

This year, the Buckman STEM students took on real-world challenges in sustainable biofouling control programs and water clarification with renewable materials. Students from White Station High School and Memphis University School gained experience in creative problem-solving strategies as they were faced with relevent issues also faced by industry today. Congratulations to the winning team from White Station High School. All teams submitted outstanding projects and made excellent technical presentations- the Buckman judges were very impressed!

White Station High School's winning team is pictured below. Congratulations WSHS!

Interested in Joining the Competition?

This year, students at Christian Brothers High School and Houston High School are invited to participate in the 2017-18 Buckman STEM Challenge. Buckman's STEM Innovation Challenge flyer is available here. We hope to have a great competition next year!

Buckman STEM Ambassadors:

Alia Burrows was the 2016-17 Buckman STEM Ambassador and she worked with Springdale Elementary in their STEM Classroom. We would like to thank her for the wonderful job she did for Springdale!  To learn more about Alia, download her STEM Spotlight. Big thanks to the other STEM Ambassadors who served Springdale in an 'on-call' capacity.  

Check out the new garden the Springdale Elementary students planted this year!