Academic Competitions and Events

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition

Each year, the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

·         The 2018 Challenge: “Solving Climate Change” asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the problems associate with climate change.

·         Teams consist of 1-3 students, are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal.

·         No limit to the number of teams per school!

·         There is no entry fee.

·         Online registration begins November 20th!

·         First Round Paper Submissions are due April 20, 2018.

·         10 Finalist Teams are selected, given a $200 (USD) stipend and matched with a Mentor to help them prepare a Prototype and presentation for the Finalist Event.

·         Finalists compete for the $10,000 (USD) grand prize and ‘Continued Mentorship’

·         Final event to happen at Stony Brook University, NY, USA July 13, 2018!

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Extreme ReDesign 3D Printing Challenge

Have you ever thought – I can make that better? This is your chance to make your mark and show your community how you can improve our world through design.

AET Labs, Stratasys & GrabCAD are pleased to present the 4th annual New England Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The 2018 “People’s Choice” semi-final event honors students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont & Connecticut who are entering the GrabCAD worldwide challenge, or are simply looking to compete on a local level.

The challenge invites students to redesign an existing product to improve how a task is accomplished, or design something entirely new that addresses an unmet need. This is a quest to find the most creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable design using 3D printing. As with last year, a MakerBot 3D Printer and valuable cash prizes will be up for grabs for our 1st-3rd place winners!

Instructors who would like to enter their student’s designs are encouraged to register early for a spot in the competition.

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Project Green Challenge - Register now - PGC begins begins October 1

Beginning on October 1, 2017, Project Green Challenge (PGC) engages high school and college students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges, providing students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills.  PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change that causes a powerful ripple effect on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to contribute to a healthy, just, and thriving planet.  

Since launching in 2011, this initiative has engaged over 30,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 2,000 campuses in all 50 states and 45 countries.

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