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Spellman High Voltage (HV) Electronics Clean Tech Competition

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Teams of Pre-College
Youth for a STEM Clean Technology Challenge

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Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL)

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Deadline Date:

04/12/19 4:00 PM EST


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Prizes of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International teams of pre-college youth (ages 15-18) for a design and research challenge using clean technology. Teams must register before the competition. The categories for this year's competition are: mitigating the effects of climate change and resource preservation. The objective of the competition is for teams of eligible students, supervised by teachers or other adults, to create a competition entry that identifies a real world problem and presents a solution using clean technology.

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college 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. 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.

For the 2019 competition, those categories will be: Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change and Resource Preservation. Together, these topics deal with a wide range of environmental issues affecting the planet, and how we can handle them.

The challenge is to identify a specific issue, analyze then explain in detail, and design a solution using clean technology that can mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.

For more information on the Challenge, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182173

Estimated Size of Grant:

Prize Level: 1st Place Finalist Team
Award Amount: $10,000 USD

Prize Level: 2nd Place Finalist Team
Award Amount: $7,000 USD

Prize Level: 3rd Place Finalist Team
Award Amount: $5,000 USD

Prize Level: 4th - 10th Place Finalist Teams
Award Amount: $1,000 USD

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each Team may be made up of one, two, or three student Team Members. All participating Team Members must be 15 to 18 years old on the day of the Finalist Event on July 18th, 2019. Students older than 18 years old, or who have already graduated from high school (or the local equivalent), and are enrolled in a university are not eligible to participate. If a student is still 18 at the time of the finals and has graduated high school, but is not attending university, they are eligible to compete.

A student may participate on only one Team.

Each Team shall be supervised by one Team Leader who is age 19 or older.

At least one student Team Member must speak English fluently, and that Member must be present at the Finalist Event in order to conduct their Team's presentation if they are selected as a Finalist Team.

Pre-Application Information:

The competition begins when registration opens at 12:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on November 21st, 2018, and ends at the close of the Finalist Event on July 18th, 2019.

The Registration Deadline is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 15th, 2019. No exceptions will be made. All Teams must be registered by this deadline in order to participate. After this point, new accounts cannot be created, but registration information may still be modified for existing account. The Round 1 Paper Submission Deadline is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, April 12th, 2019, at which point all Round 1 Paper Submissions must have been uploaded and accounts may no longer be modified. No exceptions will be made.

20 total Finalist Teams will advance to the Finalist Round of the competition. Each Team that qualifies for the Finalist Round will be awarded a $200 stipend to use in the creation of their Prototype and presentation.

The official language of the competition is English. All competition business including registration, correspondence, and project submission, must be completed in English.

Prototype Presentation Guidelines can be found at:

Paper Submission Guidelines:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online registration:

Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Attn: Clean Tech Competition
1459 Tanglewood Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570 USA

Phone: 1 (516) 764-0045

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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