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Teens can win $10,000 in Feed the World competition

Teams can win $10,000

Here's a wonderful way to encourage teens to work at solving world issues -- and they can win $10,000 in the process!

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth that assigns a different global issue to address each year. 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 global 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."

Organizers say:

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university 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.

Each team consists of one to three students that are assisted by a Team Leader (such as a parent, teacher or mentor). Together, they develop a written proposal.

Ten finalist teams will be selected, given a $200 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 ten finalist teams can nominate a school or educational organization for a $1,000 grant.

Online registration opens November 2014.

First Round Paper Submissions are due March 2015.

There is no entry fee.

Homeschoolers are also invited to take part in the competition. Administrators say:

If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into a home school curriculum, please contact the administrators:

Competition Administrators: Mrs. Zoe Koegel and Ms. Lauren Sacks

* Email:

Phone: (516) 764-0045

This is a wonderful way to incorporate STEM technology in high school teaching, encourage teens to think about global issues, and maybe even help pay for further education.

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