Livingston High student wins third place in electronics competition

Photo Courtesy of CSTL and Bill Corbett Jr.
From left to right at the 2019 Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition are Kevin Sanders of CSTL; Resource Preservation category winners Steven Rosenstark from Livingston, Gabriel Matemba from Harare, Zimbabwe, and Ishita Bhimavarapu from Plainsboro; Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change category winners Kristie Eliana Ramli, Natasha Chin Hui Shan and Joanne Chua from Singapore, Bhawan Sandhu from Cedarhurst, N.Y., and Kevin Yang from Boulder, Co.; and Loren Skeist, president of Spellman High Voltage Electronics.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A student representing a high school team from Livingston placed for his innovative solutions to environmental challenges and climate change in the 2019 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition. Steven Rosenstark from Livingston High School was awarded third place with a $5,000 cash prize in the competition’s Resource Preservation category for his project, “Multifunctional Reactive Electrochemical Membrane (REM) Filtration of Industrial Dye.”

The competition finals on July 17 included more than 50 students from 20 international teams representing six nations and five U.S. states. These students were selected from more than 500 entries, representing nearly 1,200 registrants from 40 countries.

This year’s competition theme, “Toward A Greener Tomorrow,” concentrated on changing the course of our environmental future. The finalist teams displayed their projects offering solutions to specific issues relating to climate change or protecting resources using clean technology.

“It is critical that we encourage young people to work on and develop technology that will enhance the lives of people around the world. We are committed to this effort and making Spellman High Voltage’s sponsorship in this competition an integral part of our corporate mission,” said Loren Skeist, president of Spellman High Voltage Electronics. “It is inspiring to meet these high school students from all around the world and see what they have developed to make a difference. It is these youths who will be the ones to find the solutions to energy challenges and climate challenges.”