the top. The DuPont Essay Challenge honors space shuttle Challenger's STS-51L crew members who gave their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. 2014 marked the expansion of the essay competition to grades 6-12, and the addition of an Elementary Division (grades K-5).
Students submit science essays of 700-1,000 words, judged within. The top three student winners from each divisionalong with.