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The 2012 Student Essay Contest is Now Open!

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The National WWII Museum’s annual Student Essay Contest is now accepting submissions! As we get ready to launch a series of new STEM-based programs this year, we call on students to answer the question, “What WWII invention or innovation has had the greatest impact on your life?”

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, the father of the computer, the 70th anniversary of the first use of penicillin to save someone’s life, and also the 70th anniversary of the world’s first sustained nuclear chain reaction. Throughout WWII, science and technology produced an astounding amount of invention and innovation. Many of those inventions and innovations were forerunners of our modern science and technology. 

As in years past, the Museum does not want research papers. Students’ essays will be judged foremost for their originality, clarity of expression and adherence to contest theme, as well as their historical accuracy, grammar, spelling and punctuation. WWII Museum staff will read and evaluate entries.

Check out the full rules and guidelines and get started on your essay today!

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