2015 Clean Tech Competition
Challenge your students to "Feed the World". Chance to win up to $10,000!
The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university students, with students from the USA, Singapore, Canada and Ireland participating in the 2014 challenge. This is a prestigious educational opportunity for students across the world that works well with both traditional and non-traditional educational settings. We invite the students of Homeschool Australia to participate in the 2015 Clean Tech Competition!
Each year, the Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.
The 2015 Challenge : "Feed the World" asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the problems of an inadequate and unstable food supply.
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 November 2014.
First Round Paper Submissions are due March 2015.
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 2015 Final Judging event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in May 2015. Additionally all 10 Finalist Teams can nominate a school or educational organization for a $1,000 grant !
Competition website www.cleantechcompetition.org
How can your students get involved?
To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your homeschool organization we ask that you share information about this opportunity with other educators, students and parents. If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into a homeschool curriculum, please contact us. We look forward to having students from Homeschool Australia representing Australia in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!
"From young minds come fresh solutions"
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