Students Around the Globe Called to Solve the World's Pollution Problems

CSTL announces its 2014 Clean Tech Competition as a global event. This year’s theme “A Solution for Pollution”, students are challenged to develop a solution for a pollution problem locally or globally by using clean technology.

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Solution to Pollution 2014
This competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to innovate and get a greater understanding of what it is like to work in a STEM field.

Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

The Clean Tech Competition, a global research and design competition for students 15-18 yrs. old is announcing the opening of registrations. This year’s theme "Solution to Pollution" students are challenged to develop a solution for a pollution problem locally or globally by using clean technology. “We are so excited to be on international,” states Dr. Ray Ann Havasy from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, the administrator of the competition. The only student-based clean technology competition in the world, The Clean Tech Competition was created with the idea of encouraging students to work in teams to solve real-world issues.

Teams of up to three students can register with a team leader. They will submit their paper by March 7, 2014 semi-finalists will be announced on April 7, 2014 and finalists will be announced on April 14, 2014. The finalist teams will prepare a presentation and come to NY for a week of exciting experiences including sightseeing and presenting their innovations to the UN. The week culminates in the finals competition hosted by the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) at their Morrelly Center on May 30, 2014. The 1st place team will receive a grand prize of $15,000. Monetary rewards will be given to 2nd and 3rd place teams as well.

“We welcome the participation of companies and organizations throughout Long Island,” encourages William Wahlig, Executive Director of LIFT, “This competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to innovate and get a greater understanding of what it is like to work in a STEM field.”

To register a team or for more information please visit the Clean Tech Competition website at http://www.cleantechcompetion.org or call (516) 764- 0045.

About the Center for Science Teaching and Learning:
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of encouraging science learning and literacy. CSTL develops programs for people of all ages and utilizes inquiry-based learning as its foundation for program development. This year marks the first for which CSTL is serving as the administrator of the Clean Tech Competition. http://www.cstl.org

About the Long Island Forum for Technology:
LIFT is a non-for-profit economic development organization working with the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR®) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). LIFT serves as NYSTAR’s designated Regional Technology Development Center for Long Island and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country. http://www.lift.org


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