As the world seeks to find the solutions that will build resiliency in the face of climate change, universities and colleges have stepped up to the plate. Innovation and creativity are pivotal in driving the technology we need to change the current unsustainable system of energy production.
UB Sustainability is searching for students from across New York State to present their revolutionary ideas that will create a more sustainable world through clean energy. Students that have completed a project or program, or have an idea for a new policy or invention, can apply to compete for a cash prize at the University at Buffalo’s Transforming our Tomorrow. Participants will have five minutes to showcase their work either in teams or individually.
Each presentation will be scored by a panel of judges on from the following rubric:
First place will receive $3000, second place $2000, and third place will receive $1000.
One project will be awarded a bonus prize of $200 for its consideration on the social impacts of clean energy. This could mean their project's implications for low-income communities, developing countries, gender equality, education, racial equity and more.
All students that participate will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation.
Your talk will strive to:
February: The application below is due in February. In this application, there are two ways to submit your idea. One is with an optional submit a 1-2 minute video pitch. It doesn't need to be a fully polished idea, but a summary of your concept. Please upload these files to a dropbox and attach the link in the space provided. The other method is with a short 2-3 paragraph explanation of your idea.
February, March and April: Presenters will have opportunities to train with faculty and staff that have presented at TEDx type talks
April: Transforming our Tomorrow Competition held at the University at Buffalo. Location TBD
I understand that if selected I will have to:
Please note that we are not accepting applications right now. Stay tuned for our next competition!