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International Clean Tech competition for teens

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This is a prestigious educational opportunity for students across the world that works well with both traditional and non-traditional educational settings.

Each year, the Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.

The 2015 Challenge. “Feed the World” asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the problems of an inadequate and unstable food supply. Teams consist of 1-3 students and are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal. Students from all kinds of educational backgrounds, including both traditionally schooled and homeschool students, are encouraged to apply. There is no entry fee.

Online registration will open November 17, 2014. While you have plenty of time to get your team together, don't put it off until the last minute, especially in enlisting the help of your adult Team Leader.

First Round Paper Submissions will be due in March, 2015. Ten Finalist Teams will be selected, given a $200.00 stipend and matched with a Mentor to help them prepare a Prototype and presentation for the Finalist Event. Finalists compete for the $10,000 grand prize and ‘Continued Mentorship’ at the 2015 Final Judging event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May, 2015. Additionally all 10 Finalist Teams can nominate a school or educational organization for a $1,000 grant!

If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into a home school curriculum, please contact the Competition Administrators: Mrs. Zoe Koegel and Ms. Lauren Sacks either by email at cleantech@cstl.org or you can call them at (516) 764-0045, and be sure to check out the official competition website at www.cleantechcompetition.org.