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

02/11/2018 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

“Climate Change.” Two words that stir debate, but it’s something the world must address. Students who are currently in high school will be the generation who will confront a human-influenced climate change, the ones who will create the next great idea that helps mitigate how humans are helping to warm the planet and change the climate. So what can you do to help?

The Spellman High Voltage Electronics 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 all the eligible students that the Virginia Association of Science Teachers serves, to participate in this year’s competition! If you have already disseminated this information to your students and teachers, thank you, you can stop reading. If not, please read on.

Registration is open and waiting for the students that President serves, but only until March 16th. In 2017, there were 26 nations involved. So far 17 different nations have signed up teams: the Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Moldova, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and the United States. High school students from Virginia are invited to take on the challenge and be a part of the Competition, I want to see your country represented! This is an incredible opportunity for the high school students in your country to show the world they’re capable of changing it for the better! 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 the very real issue the world is facing: Climate Change. 

Now is the time to tell your teachers and spread the word to the students so they can gather their teams and get ready to register! They don’t have to submit their papers yet, but in order to be a part of the Competition, they must be registered before March 16. Late registrations will not be accepted. There is no limit to the number of teams per school/ organization either and I hope to see many registrations thanks to your efforts. 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!
    • Deadline to register is March 16, 2018
  • First Round Paper Submissions are due April 13, 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 12, 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 in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!

Contact Information
Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni     * Email: cleantech@cstl.org

( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
: Website: www.cleantechcompetition.org
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