Thursday, 4 February 2016

2016 Clean Tech Competition

Contact: Frank DiGiovanni, Education

Date: Online registration opens 14 December
RSVP: First Round Paper submissions due 18 March 2016
Location: Online

Intended Audience: Students

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 challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences and we want to invite the students of your country 's schools to participate in this year 's competition!

Competition Information
Each year, the Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.
  • The 2016 Challenge : "Making an Impact " asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the problems associate with plastics or the need for clean, cheap energy. 
  • Teams consist of 1-3 students, are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal. 
  • There is no entry fee . 
  • Online registration opens December 14  2015. 
  • First Round Paper Submissions are due March 18 2016. 
  • 10 Finalist Teams are 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 2016
  • Final event to happen while on a cruise from Miami, Florida, USA to the Dominican Republic! 
  • Official Competition website 
How can your students get involved?
To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your country and schools, we ask that you share information about this opportunity with students, fellow educators, and parents. Feel free to distribute the following informational documents:
  • 2016 Competition Flyer 
  •  How the Clean Tech Competition is an Application of Project-Based Learning 
  •  2016 Student Outreach Flyer 
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 Australia in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!
Contact Information
Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni
Phone: (516) 764-0045