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Clean Tech Competition

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The Clean Tech Competition theme for 2015 "Feed the World" asks students to develop clean energy solutions to address the issue of inadequate food supplies around the world.  Each team will identify a specific food-related problem in the world.  They will then research and explain the impact it has on health, economics and/or environmental conditions, investigating and analyzing the causes.  Based on this information, the team will then design and explain a solution.

10 Finalist teams will be selected to receive a $200 stipend to create a prototype of their solution which will be presented at the Finalist Event in Philadelphia, PA.  

Winners will receive:

1st place: $10,000

2nd place: $7,000

3rd place: $5,000

4th - 10th places: $1,000

All Finalists will receive $1,000 grant for their school.

The Registration deadline is February 20, 2015 with Paper Submissions due March 6, 2015.  For all Rules, Regulations and to Register, visit the Clean Tech 2015 Challenge page.


Weather 2040 Poster Contest

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The Weather Channel, Optimum Community and the American Meteorological Society are challenging students in grades 3 - 8 to submit a poster that captures your vision of what weather will be like in the year 2040.  

Submissions will be judged on:  Creativity - 50%, Capturing the theme - 25% and Composition - 25%.  Students can enter via email, online or regular mail.  Email/online submissions must be received by December 12, 2014 and those submitted via regular mail must be postmarked by 11:59PM December 12, 2014 and received no later than December 17, 2014.

The Grand Prize is a Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Computer (one each for grades 3-5 and 6-8) with additional prizes for Runners Up and Honorable Mentions.  The school with the most entries (based on percentage of enrolled students in eligible grades) will also win a Personal Weather Station and a pizza party.

For details and to enter, visit Optimum Community's website.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

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The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow education contest is open to public school teachers in grades 6-12.  This multi-phase contest begins with teachers submitting an entry form that includes answering three questions.  Phases 2 and 3 are developing a lesson plan and creating a video.  Teachers work with their students to brainstorm important issues in their school's community and ways to apply STEM to find a solution.  Winners share $2 million dollars' worth of technology from Samsung.

Entries are due October 31, 2014.  For details and examples of previous winners' projects, visit Science Buddies' blog post.

The DuPont Challenge

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Submissions for this year's DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition will be accpeted as follows:

November 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015 for the (new!) Elementary Division (K-5) and November 15, 2014 - January 31, 2015 for students in Grades 6 - 12.

For the Elementary Division (K-5) students will be asked how we can make the world a safer, healthier and better place.  A choice of three challenge options are made available to each grade and students will submit their results as a story book or presentation.

Students in Grades 6 - 12 will choose a topic from one of the four challenge categories.  Essays must be 700 - 1,000 words in length and submitted electronically.

For specific details on each of the competitions, visit the DuPont Challenge Elementary Division and the Grades 6 - 12 Division.


EmPower Solar Student Competition

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Long Island and New York City high school students are encouraged to participate in this competition to discover and communicate the benefits of solar power!  

Teams of 2-4 students will identifiy a home or building in their community that would benefit from solar power.  Analyze the building's solar potential and create a short, fun YouTube video.  Winners will win scholarships, internship-for-a-day and a grand prize all expenses paid trip to France to attend the 2014 Solar Decathalon being held in Versailles.

Learn more about the competition and register at the EmPower Solar page.  Registration deadline was March 14, 2014. Come back again for next year's contest.





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