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International Student STEM Competition at SBU to Focus on Climate Change

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As part of STEM awareness, the Spellman Clean Tech Competition focuses on the need to solve global environmental challenges through scientific methodology and innovative thinking among high school students. Culled from the 1,305 students on 547 teams from 39 nations that participated in this competition, 10 finalist teams have been selected to compete in the 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition finals on Thursday, July 12, at the Charles B. Wang Center.

Four teams from the United States as well as three from Singapore, and one each from Ireland, Australia, and Peru will vie for $30,000 in cash prizes as they explain their solution to a climate change problem they have identified. The winning team will also have the opportunity to attend The World Congress on Climate Change in Rome, Italy, in September. The competition is managed by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL).

“Stony Brook University faculty mentor high school students in various scientific competitions, and we were proud to host the CSTL Clean Tech Finals,” said Judith Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations at Stony Brook. “The creative solutions developed by the finalists were impressive and have significant practical application. These students are solving the problems of today. We hope they consider bringing their brainpower and creativity to Stony Brook when they move on to college.”

The final event in this inspiring competition is open and free to the public and will be attended by students, parents, teachers, members of the business community, and groups. Teams and their projects will be available between 8:30 am and 12 noon, as well as during a “Shark Tank” style presentation at 1:45 pm and an awards ceremony at 3 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend this free program are asked to RSVP to

For more information about this event, please visit the Clean Tech Competition website or call (516) 764-0045.

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