Britannica Joins DuPont in Honoring Young Science Writers

April 29, 2014

Digital education publisher partners with The DuPont Challenge for third consecutive year

Britannica Digital Learning announced today that for the third year in a row it will be a partner company for The DuPont Challenge, the acclaimed essay contest for middle- and high-school students that recognizes excellence in science writing.

Britannica will provide a host of prizes to the winners, including a set of educational apps and more than 65 e-books on scientific topics. The winners’ schools will each receive a year’s subscription to Britannica School and Britannica’s Pathways: Science classroom instructional program. Britannica will also provide prizes to students who earn honorable mentions.

The DuPont Challenge winners will be honored at a gala celebration in Orlando, Fla., later this week.
The DuPont Challenge, now in its 28th year, was created to honor the memory of the heroes of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle. The program remains true to the flight’s educational mission—to “touch the future.” The competition also celebrates 28 years of inspiring students to excel and achieve in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“The DuPont Challenge attracts the most talented and motivated young scientific thinkers in the country and recognizes them for their work,” said Michael Ross, general manager of Britannica Digital Learning and a senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. “For us, being part of it is an excellent way to express our commitment to STEM and to science education more broadly.”

More details about this year’s competition and the winners are available from DuPont.

About Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality products and solutions for educators and students in grades PreK-16. BDL products are created by scholarly experts, skilled editors, educators and curriculum specialists. They’re designed to ignite curiosity and collaboration in students and make teaching and learning more effective. Products include Britannica School, SmartMath, Pathways: Science, and Image Quest. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and is headquartered in Chicago.
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Tom Panelas
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
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