STEM Programs for Students
Students are the future—not only as our workforce pipeline but as the next generation of innovators, many of whom are already striving to solve world problems. By inspiring them to dream and explore the endless possibilities of science, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education can help our youth tackle the global challenges of tomorrow, today.
The DuPont Center for Corporate Philanthropy and Education helps students express their creativity through several key STEM programs.
Read more about some the programs in which we participate:
The DuPont Challenge
The DuPont Challenge science writing competition is one of the oldest and leading education programs in the United States and Canada. For thirty years, The DuPont Challenge was one of the nation’s leading essay competition for middle and high school students, before expanding in 2015 to include students and teachers in grades K-5 as a way to recognize the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education starting at an early age.
The DuPont Challenge was retired in 2016. Since its inception, more than 200,000 students from all 50 states and Canada have entered the competition, submitting essays on a wide range of STEM topics. We have been honored to collaborate with teachers, parents and students to support scientific literacy among students through this outstanding program.
My American Farm
With My American Farm, students in grades K-5 can learn math, reading, science and social studies skills in the context of agriculture. My American Farm offers free online games that both captivate students’ interest and provide educational value. This is where young learners can go to explore and discover more about our food, fiber and energy. DuPont Pioneer is a title sponsor of My American Farm.