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. On an annual basis, 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, is a fantastic opportunity to recognise outstanding talent, and to prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators. For the upcoming 2019 competition, there will be two categories for teams to chose between, including: Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change and Resource Preservation.
Each category has a 1st through 10th place winner, with both receiving a $10,000 grand prize, $7,000 2nd place and $5,000 3rd place prize, with 4th-10th receiving $1,000 each.
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Competitors must pass the first round with their paper submissions before making the finalist round to display their prototypes at the final competition.
In the 2018 competition, 1100 students as part of almost 550 teams from 39 different countries participated in the first round. At the finals event, there were 10 teams from 5 nations represented.
Entry is free, however, finalist teams chosen from global entries will have to come together in Stony Brook, New York, USA at Stony Brook University, for the finalist competition. Depending on where the entrants are located, this will entail travel and accomodation costs.
Entrants must have a good understanding of STEM.
Will need to have excellent researching, design, analytical, and critical thinking skills in order to make it to the final round.
Event is spread across 6-7 months, from the opening of the registration to the first round of paper submissions, the semi-finalist announcements, to the finalist presentation event. Participants must dedicate time to their designs at their own discretion.
All paper submission entries for Round 1 must be submitted by uploading a PDF file through the Team's account on the competition website.