Feb 01, 2019 2019-02-01
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year the Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. In 2019 the challenge theme is Toward a Greener Tomorrow. The challenge will be implemented in two categories: Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change and Resource Preservation. Teams of one to three students between the ages of 15 and 18 are challenged to identify a specific issue, analyze and then explain it in detail, and design a solution that can mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The prizes for finalists in each category are the following: first place, $10,000; second place, $7,000; third place, $5,000; fourth through tenth places, $1,000. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM-related concepts, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators. The Clean Tech Competition is a program of the Center for Science Teaching & Learning, situated within a nature preserve in New York.
Deadlines: March 15, 2019, registration closes; April 12, 2019, papers due, May 5, 2019, semifinalists to be announced; May 13, 2019, finalists to be announced, July 18, 2019, finals to take place