The Nassau County Science Competition
I have received an increasing number of emails from teachers and students across Nassau County inquiring about the Nassau County Science Competition (NCSC), most recently held at Freeport High School in June of 2017. After a lengthy and difficult discussion with the directors here at the Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL), the nonprofit that puts on the NCSC, it has been decided the NCSC will not be taking place in 2018 and is currently shelved indefinitely.
As STEM is enjoying a revival in schools across the country there is something else that you can get your students involved in, if they’re in high school, the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition (Clean Tech). So while the NCSC not happening is sad, there is still an international, STEM-based innovation contest your child(ren) can enter if they are at least 15 years old, it’s Clean Tech, which is also run by CSTL. And in case you were curious, the last fouryears Clean Tech has been won by young women, the 2016 winner is currently attending Princeton University and the winning team in 2018 was from Plainview, New York! The 2018 Spellman Clean Tech Competition was one for the books, as we had over 1100 students from 39 countries enter. The finals saw teams from Peru, USA, Singapore, Ireland and Australia come to compete, and we are hoping to make next year even bigger and better!
If you have specific questions about it, you can email CleanTech@cstl.org. Teachers, there are also many different outreaches and field trips available, as well as professional development options here at CSTL so I encourage you to visit the CSTL website.
There will be no further emails to teachers, administrators, STEM Coordinators, etc. regarding the Nassau County Science Competition unless it is revived. Thank you for all of your interest in the NCSC and dedication towards making STEM something full of excitement and interest.
Have a wonderful day.