Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition 2018
Submitted by Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center for Science Teaching & Learning is a nonprofit organization that runs the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition. This competition is open to all high school students aged 15-18, who wish to take on the challenge set forth by the competition committee. 2018 will be the seventh year the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition has asked students from around the world to create a clean technology solution to the yearly challenge.
The Clean Tech Competition was developed as a way to excite students by engaging them in STEM innovation. The Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition (SHVE CTC) began in 2012 with the “Solar Solutions” challenge. High School students from California and Singapore were challenged to design a solar-powered solution to a human need in the aftermath of a natural disaster. In 2013 the competition was opened to students worldwide and the theme was “Clean Water for All”, students identified one of the world’s critical clean water access problems and they designed a clean energy technology solution. 2014 saw the students come up with a “Solution to Pollution” and in 2015 the competition challenged the students to “Feed the World”. In 2016 the students demonstrated their ideas and solutions to “Make An Impact” on the world with problems associated with plastics and the need for cheap, clean energy. 2017’s challenge was to “Create A Greener Future”, specifically to identify a specific problem associated with buildings or homes, building materials, problems associated with efficiency, damage mitigation, “sick buildings”, indoor environmental quality or a related topic of their choosing. 2017 was also the year Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. became the title sponsor for the Competition. Now known as the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition, the 2017 Competition was held at Stony Brook University drawing international attention from all corners of the globe.
The 2018 Competition will focus on Mitigating Climate Change. The Competition is open to any student (15-18 years old) who wants to tackle the challenge; there is no cost to enter and there’s a chance the team could win the $10,000 first prize and the chance to work with a STEM professional to help them further their idea, get it to market and do real good in the world.
Visit the Competition’s website at: http://www.cleantechcompetition.org for more information about past events. Registration begins November 20, 2017, deadline March 16, 2018.