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Clean Tech Competition Registration Is Open!

01/03/2018 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics
Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to Solve Climate Change
Registration is open!

Win up to $10,000!

Dear VAST member:
            Natural disasters wait for none, and only occasionally give warning, and it is only through preparation that damage can be mitigated. The human-changed climate will only make some of these disasters worse and it is with that in mind that we must act! The next great idea to help Solve Climate Change is out there! And it could be from one of the students from Virginia Association of Science Teachers! But without an event to showcase it, their idea could stagnate, we cannot have that. The Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is that outlet, the chance to show the world next great idea!

Registration is open and waiting for your students! 2017 saw 26 different nations sign teams up to be a part of the Competition and with your help, we can continue to grow that number in 2018, but we can’t do it alone. So far six different nations have signed up teams: France, Moldova, Spain, Singapore, Canada and the United States. This is a wonderful start but not enough for me. I want this to be an opportunity for the high school students that Virginia Association of Science Teachers serves to show their knowledge and passion for STEM to the world as we try to solve a very real issue the entire world is facing: Climate Change.  

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university students. This is an educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences and we want the students of Virginia Association of Science Teachers to participate in this year’s competition! Now is the time to tell your teachers so they can spread the word to the students so they can gather their teams and get ready to register! There is no limit to the amount of teams per school/ organization and I hope with your help, to see many registrations from Virginia Association of Science Teachers. I hope that in your position, you can help get this information to the students your organization serves.

Competition Information
Each year, the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

  • The 2018 Challenge: Solving Climate Change asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the many problems associate with climate change.
  • Teams consist of 1-3 students, are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal.
  • No limit to the number of teams per school!
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Online registration is open here!
  • First Round Paper Submissions are due April 20, 2018.
  • 10 Finalist Teams will be selected, given a $200 (USD) stipend and matched with a Mentor to help them prepare a Prototype and presentation for the Finalist Event.
  • Finalists compete for the $10,000 (USD) grand prize and a ‘Continued Mentorship’
  • Final event to happen at Stony Brook University, New York, USA July 13, 2018!

How can your students get involved?

To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your organization’s students, we ask that you share information about this opportunity with students, fellow educators, and parents. Feel free to distribute the following informational documents:

If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into your curriculum, please contact us. We look forward to having participants representing Virginia Association of Science Teachers in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!

Contact Information
Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni     * Email:

( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
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