Students ages 15-18 are invited to enter the Clean Tech Competition, an international research and design challenge for pre-university students that encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

The 2016 challenge theme is “Making an Impact.” Students are asked to develop a clean technology solution to the problems associated with plastics or the need for clean, cheap energy. Teams will consist of one to three students, are assisted by a team leader (such as a parent, teacher or mentor) and will develop a written proposal.

Ten finalist teams will receive $200 stipends and will be matched with a mentor to help them prepare a prototype and presentation for the finalist event, where they will compete for a $10,000 grand prize and continued mentorship.

There is no entry fee. The registration deadline is Feb. 26; the deadline for first-round paper submissions is March 18. Click here for more information.