Spellman Clean Tech Competition

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Environment, STEM

Scope:Local

Registration Closes
Apr 3, 2020 12:00pm
America/New_York

A constant question on the minds of the environmentally conscious is “What can I do to make a difference?” This can have a difficult answer, because it never feels like you are doing enough. Which is why this year we have chosen to focus the Spellman HV Clean Tech Challenge on how we as an individual can instigate change.

Categories - When it comes to our individual impact, a large portion of that is influenced by what resource scenario we find ourselves in: do we have a large number of resources at our disposal, or do we have only a few. For the 2020 competition, our categories will allow us to explore the role each of these scenarios posses.

 
Limited Resources – When most people thinks of negative environmental impacts, they often do not think of communities that have a limited resource pool. For many years this may have been the case and these communities could get by fine. But in the current era, individuals in these areas need more sustainable options than ever. Whether it is burning forests for grazing grounds, wasteful land use for agriculture, water resources that are scarcer by the day, or a whole litany of others, these communities need sustainability more than they ever have.

Abundant Resources –  Individuals in these communities have traditionally caused the most damage and waste, and the time for that to end is long past. There are a more ways to make their lives more efficient and more sustainable than ever before, but many of these do not go far enough. We can always improve, and those that use more resources in a day than some in a year, they need  to improve for the sake of us all.

In Round 1 of the competition, each Team will enter a Paper Submissions which details the cause and scope of the “Reducing Individual Impacts” problem and proposes a clean technology solution. In Round 2 of the competition, Teams selected as Finalists will create a Prototype of their solution and participate in a live round of judging at the Finalist Event. Entries for Round 2 will consist of a Prototype of the Team’s solution, no more than one slideshow presentation, and no more than two posters or display boards. A projector will not be provided. All materials must be able to fit on a standard 6’x 2.5’ table. No easels or stands will be provided, but Teams may supply their own. Finalist presentations will be 15 minutes in total, with 10 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for Q&A with judges. Further regulations may be put in place, and Finalist teams will be notified. Finalist Teams will be provided with a $200 U.S. Dollars (USD) presentation stipend to spend on the creation of their Prototype and presentation materials, and may use no more than this $200 USD. Teams are responsible for maintaining itemized receipts of purchases which they must present at the Finalist Event, or as requested by the Administrator. The Administrator reserves the right to audit these receipts at any time. Teams that do not adhere to this rule or fail to produce receipts risk disqualification from the competition and forfeiture of any awards or prizes that may have be received.

Each Finalist Team’s entry will be evaluated by a panel of Judges selected by the Administrator, at a live Finalist Event. At least one Team Member, accompanied by the Team Leader, is required to present at the Finalist Event, however all Team Members are encouraged to attend and participate. All presentations must be conducted in English. The Judges will score each entry and determine each Team’s ranking. The Finalist Teams will be notified of the Judges’ decision at the conclusion of the Finalist Event.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.cstl.org/cleantech/

Managing Organization: Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Contact:

HelpDesk@CSTL.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
a. Students must attend grades 9-12 in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, New York b. Students have not graduated before the competition occurrence c. The full list of rules & regulations can be found on the competition website

Registration Closes
Apr 3, 2020 12:00pm
America/New_York

Overview

A constant question on the minds of the environmentally conscious is “What can I do to make a difference?” This can have a difficult answer, because it never feels like you are doing enough. Which is why this year we have chosen to focus the Spellman HV Clean Tech Challenge on how we as an individual can instigate change.

Categories - When it comes to our individual impact, a large portion of that is influenced by what resource scenario we find ourselves in: do we have a large number of resources at our disposal, or do we have only a few. For the 2020 competition, our categories will allow us to explore the role each of these scenarios posses.

 
Limited Resources – When most people thinks of negative environmental impacts, they often do not think of communities that have a limited resource pool. For many years this may have been the case and these communities could get by fine. But in the current era, individuals in these areas need more sustainable options than ever. Whether it is burning forests for grazing grounds, wasteful land use for agriculture, water resources that are scarcer by the day, or a whole litany of others, these communities need sustainability more than they ever have.

Abundant Resources –  Individuals in these communities have traditionally caused the most damage and waste, and the time for that to end is long past. There are a more ways to make their lives more efficient and more sustainable than ever before, but many of these do not go far enough. We can always improve, and those that use more resources in a day than some in a year, they need  to improve for the sake of us all.

Process

In Round 1 of the competition, each Team will enter a Paper Submissions which details the cause and scope of the “Reducing Individual Impacts” problem and proposes a clean technology solution. In Round 2 of the competition, Teams selected as Finalists will create a Prototype of their solution and participate in a live round of judging at the Finalist Event. Entries for Round 2 will consist of a Prototype of the Team’s solution, no more than one slideshow presentation, and no more than two posters or display boards. A projector will not be provided. All materials must be able to fit on a standard 6’x 2.5’ table. No easels or stands will be provided, but Teams may supply their own. Finalist presentations will be 15 minutes in total, with 10 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for Q&A with judges. Further regulations may be put in place, and Finalist teams will be notified. Finalist Teams will be provided with a $200 U.S. Dollars (USD) presentation stipend to spend on the creation of their Prototype and presentation materials, and may use no more than this $200 USD. Teams are responsible for maintaining itemized receipts of purchases which they must present at the Finalist Event, or as requested by the Administrator. The Administrator reserves the right to audit these receipts at any time. Teams that do not adhere to this rule or fail to produce receipts risk disqualification from the competition and forfeiture of any awards or prizes that may have be received.

Criteria

Each Finalist Team’s entry will be evaluated by a panel of Judges selected by the Administrator, at a live Finalist Event. At least one Team Member, accompanied by the Team Leader, is required to present at the Finalist Event, however all Team Members are encouraged to attend and participate. All presentations must be conducted in English. The Judges will score each entry and determine each Team’s ranking. The Finalist Teams will be notified of the Judges’ decision at the conclusion of the Finalist Event.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.cstl.org/cleantech/

Managing Organization: Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Contact:

HelpDesk@CSTL.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
a. Students must attend grades 9-12 in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, New York b. Students have not graduated before the competition occurrence c. The full list of rules & regulations can be found on the competition website

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Apr 3, 2020 12:00pm
America/New_York