“Solve Climate Change” Registration is Open!

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics
Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration is open!

Win up to $10,000!


Registration for the 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is open and waiting for your students. 2017 saw 26 different nations had teams sign up to be a part of the Competition and with your help, we can continue to grow that number in 2018, but we can’t do it alone. In the 10 days since registration opened we already have three nations submit 10 teams! Small so far but off to a great start! This is a wonderful opportunity for the high school students that Science Teachers Association of Manitoba serves to showcase their knowledge and passion for STEM to solve a very real issue the entire world is facing: Climate Change.


The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university students. This is an educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences and we want the students of United Kingdom to participate in this year’s competition! Now is the time to tell your teachers and spreading the word to the students so they can gather their teams and get ready to register! There is no limit to the amount of teams per school/organization and I hope that with your help, we see many registrations from Science Teachers Association of Manitoba.


Competition Information
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 many 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 is open here!
  • First Round Paper Submissions are due April 20, 2018.
  • 10 Finalist Teams will be 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 a ‘Continued Mentorship’
  • Final event to happen at Stony Brook University, New York, USA July 13, 2018!


How can your students get involved?

To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your organization’s students, we ask that you share information about this opportunity with students, fellow educators, and parents. Feel free to distribute the following informational documents:


If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into your curriculum, please contact us. We look forward to having participants representing United Kingdom in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!



Contact Information
Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni     * Email: cleantech@cstl.org

( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
: Website: www.cleantechcompetition.org
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WISE Kid-Netic Energy’s All-Girls Robot Fight Club and Go Code Girl

All-Girls Robot Fight Club

Who:                     Girls in Grades 7-12

What:                    A Saturday club that trains up teams of girls to compete in the Manitoba Robot Games using EV3 Lego Mindstorms.

Where:                 The club meets in the Faculty of Engineering on the UM Fort Garry Campus. The Manitoba Robot Games take place at Tec-Voc.

When:                  Jan. 20 – Mar. 10, 2018 (no club Feb. 17 due to the long weekend)

Cost:                      $275 (includes use of our equipment and the competition registration fee)

Register:              www.wisekidneticenergy.ca/clubs


Go Code Girl

Who:                     Girls in Grades 7-9

What:                    A one-day event with four hands-on sessions that will expose students to computer programming and computational thinking. These sessions will be delivered by WISE Kid-Netic Energy, the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Science’s Department of Computer Science, and Microsoft’s DigiGirlz. When students register, they will have an opportunity to take part in online lessons prior to the event. The more lessons a student completes, the more times their name will be entered to win one of 10 prizes. Prizes include 2 Cue Robots, 2 Cozmo robots, 2 Ozobots, and 4 littleBits Rule Your Room Kits. This event is great way for students to find out if computer science/engineering is an area they might like to pursue as a career one day. In addition, this event will inform the girls about other clubs, events, resources, etc. that exist if they would like to learn more.

Where:                 Faculty of Engineering, UM Fort Garry Campus

When:                  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cost:                      FREE

Register:              www.wisekidneticenergy.ca/go-code-girl/

Subject: CDC Professional Development Opportunity for Educators- APPLY NOW!

Apply Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to bring public health into middle and high schools across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and work with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons using today’s emerging public health topics.

Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.

Know a great candidate for the CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship? Please share this announcement with your network.
CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road MS E92 | Atlanta, GA 30333

Demos and Inquiry-based Activities Your Students will Enjoy from FLINN

See this month’s fun lab activities and review science safety tips that will help you and your students explore, connect and discover science–safely.

Aluminum and Copper

Aluminum and Copper

There’s a lot of “pretty” chemistry in the reaction of aluminum wire with copper(II) chloride!

Becoming DNA

Becoming DNA

In this dramatic simulation, each student in your class will be a nucleotide in a giant DNA model.

Bouncing with Momentum

Bouncing with Momentum

Engage students by having them drop and collide toy balls of different mass and size. The results may be surprising!

Autoclave, Bleach or Biohazard Bag?

Safety Notes: Autoclave, Bleach, or Biohazard Bag?

Guidelines and essential equipment needed for the sterilization and ultimate disposal of biological wastes.

The 2017 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

The 2017 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

Celebrating Success in Sustainability

Nominate someone you know or apply yourself!

Manitoba Sustainable Development invites nominations and applications for the 2017 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into lasting achievements.

  • Any individual, business, institution, organization, community group or youth in Manitoba can apply or be nominated for an award.
  • To make a nomination or apply for an award, visit gov.mb.ca/sd/susresmb/mrtsd/mesa.
  • To find out more about the awards or the nomination and application process, call 204-945-4391 in Winnipeg; toll free 1-800-282-8069 or email mesa@gov.mb.ca.
  • The deadline for submitting an application or nomination is noon on Friday, December 8, 2017.

 Please share this information and encourage individuals or groups to celebrate success in sustainability by applying for an award. For more information about the Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards, visit www.gov.mb.ca/sd/susresmb/mrtsd/mesa.


Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

Manitoba Sustainable Development

Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent

Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3

Tel: (204) 945-4391

Fax: (204) 945-4552

Email: mesa@gov.mb.ca