CSM Invites Entries for Women + Math Essay Contest

Contest Open to Girls in Grades 8-12, Deadline March 7

            The College of Southern Maryland is seeking submissions for the women + math essay contest, sponsored by the college’s mathematics, physics and engineering division.

            To promote the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the college is sponsoring the essay contest to encourage young women to enter these fields. The contest is open to females in Southern Maryland who are in grades eight through 12. Entries must be postmarked by March 7. Two winners will be awarded awards valued up to $250.

To compete in this year’s contest, participants are asked to interview a woman currently working in a STEM career field and write an original essay in narrative form about her and her career. The essay must be a minimum of 500 words, not to exceed 1,000 words.

“The goal of the essay contest is get young girls to interact with professional women in the STEM fields, learn about the challenges and obstacles they faced and overcame and how to pursue careers in STEM related fields,” said Sandra Poinsett, CSM professor of mathematics.

Essays must be typed, double-spaced and free of all grammatical and syntax errors with the author’s name on each page. Submissions must also include the entry form which can be downloaded from www.csmd.edu/women&math/essay.

Entries must be postmarked by March 7 to the College of Southern Maryland, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, c/o Sandra Poinsett (MTH), P.O. Box 910, La Plata, Md. 20646-0910. For complete contest rules and information, call 301-934-7808, or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7808 or visit www.csmd.edu/women&math/essay.




CSM Women + Math Essay Contest. Deadline March 7. Southern Maryland females in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in the women+math essay contest, sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland, mathematics, physics, and engineering division. The winners will be presented awards valued up to $250. Send submissions to: CSM, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Essay Contest, c/o Sandra Poinsett (MTH) P.O. Box 910 La Plata, MD 20646-0910. Free. 301-934-7808, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7808 or www.csmd.edu/women&math/essay.