STEM Challenges / Competitions

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition 2018


“Climate Change.” Two words that have become, somehow, a topic of heated discussion. “Are we changing the climate?” has become a question for debate!  Human beings ARE adding more CO2, CH4, and N2O (Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide) to the atmosphere and these gasses DO help trap heat in our atmosphere, thus, changing the climate. If we as a society aren’t careful, we will do irreparable damage to our precious blue planet and as a Finalist in the 2017 Competition’s title stated “There is No Planet-B”. 


Information can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Team Registration - Registration closes Friday 16th March 2018

Rules and Regulations

Prototype presentation guidelines

Sumbission date: Friday 13th April 2018 - Explanation of format of submission and size of submission clarified here.

Competition Flyer

Competition Poster

Project Based Learning explanation

Brief Summary of 2018 Challenge:
dotTopic: Solving Climate Change
dotStudents are asked to develop a clean technology solution to the many problems associate with climate change.
dotTeams consist of 1-3 students, are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal.

dotNo limit to the number of teams per school
dotThere is no entry fee.
dot10 Finalist Teams will be selected, given a $200 (USD) stipend and matched with a Mentor
dotMentor to help them prepare a Prototype and presentation for the Finalist Event.

dotFinalists compete for the $10,000 (USD) grand prize and a Continued Mentorship

dotFinal event to happen at Stony Brook University, New York, USA July 12, 2018!