Fall 2019 D'Arpino Essay Contest

Fall 2019 D'Arpino Essay Contest Now Accepting Entries

D’Arpino Essay Contest

Fall 2019 at GTU/CTNS

$500 ​-- ​ Award.

Topic: ​Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: Testable Possibilities.

Dear Participant,

Addressing the possibility that an accessible source of extraterrestrial intelligence knows that we are here on Earth, this contest asks you to answer the following questions: ​How can we on Earth access that extra-terrestrial source? ​ Is there a scientific way to empirically test and observe whether said extraterrestrial intelligence can be experienced by us? Can you propose a doable experiment that we can apply without causing harm to anyone? In your judgment, is there any connection between this extraterrestrial intelligence and the biblical God thought by Christians to be that intelligent source?

  • Eligibility: Students and Faculty members welcome.
  • Length: Maximum 3000 words.
  • Deadline: Friday November 1, 2019.
  • Submission: Please email one copy of your entry to Lecturer Paul Houck at paul.houck@sjsu.edu ​ including your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Winner will be announced Friday December 6, 2019.

*Reminder: At least 2 essays must be received before this prize is awarded.


Emilio (*Chick) D’Arpino