2016 MDE-LIO Space Camp Essay Contest Opens


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February 24, 2016

Update: The 2016 Space Camp Essay Contest has closed.

Want to learn about space? Enter MDE-LIO's essay competition for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2016 Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) in Huntsville, AL!

The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 who are blind/visually impaired. Students must have an interest in math, science, and space science, be able to navigate new surroundings, and enjoy new social learning experiences.

The topic of the essay is "Why I should be chosen to go to Space Camp." Entries should be no more than one written page (or two, if in Braille), and should include the student's name, address, phone number, and email address.

Winning essays will be selected based on quality, organization, and structure of the writing; meaningfulness of the argument presented; and the student's previous science experience and involvement (e.g., science camp, Birding by Ear, school-based science experiments, etc.). Essays should be one page in length (or two in Braille) and address the topic of "Why I should be chosen to go to Space Camp."

Essays must be postmarked by April 21, 2016, at 4 p.m.

Send your entry to:

Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

Have questions? Contact Jereme Vanden Heuvel by calling 517-515-2543 or emailing vandenheuvelj1@michigan.gov.