The 2017 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition was great success with well over 700 students from 26 different nations participate! This year, due to circumstances beyond our control, nine teams vied for the coveted first prize.
We gathered at Stony Brook University where the teams had their time listening to prominent speakers within the university, Intellectual Property experts among others, like one of the directors from the Center for Science Teaching & Learning. The judges admitted it was difficult to crown a winner, but somehow they did; with the winners hailing from Long Island, New York (the first time winners have come from Long Island)!
We challenged the teams with the title “Creating a Greener Future” and they did not disappoint. For further information, please visit the CTC blog post And the 2017 winners are… We’d like to take a moment to showcase our podium finishers.
1st place, team SuperSilk from Plainview, New York, USA: Ms. Audrey Shine and Ms. Alyssa Iryami… Utilizing Bombyx mori in the production of polymeric graphene enhanced “SuperSilk”. This team used a special diet of graphene infused food to create a super-strong silk made from the Bombyx mori. This diet helped increase the tensile strength and optimal chemical properties as a result of Graphene integration render SuperSilk the prime candidate for use as a membrane in the creation of a filtration device.
2nd Place, team Philippine Science High School- Main Campus 4 from Quezon City, Philippines: Mr. Justine Opulencia, Mr. Batara Maded III and Mr. Philippe Bungabong… Development of an integrated online system for the regulation of household electricity consumption. This team created an online system that allows users to regulate their household appliances’ electricity consumption and allowed the user to see the electric usage in graphical form and help households save on financial and electrical resources.
3rd Place, team Eco-Breathe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Mr. Jubin Goji… Created a portable low-cost filtration system for kerosene lamps aimed at combatting sick building syndrome (SBS) in low-resource regions. This team created a cost-effective, efficient and sustainable device that would have the capability of removing toxic air pollutants and chemicals from the exhaust of kerosene lamps and other combustion-based lighting sources and provide a solution to combustion-induced SBS.
The amount of dedication, work and effort required by all of the contestants was incredible and all of the ideas presented to our judges were equally impressive. Everyone left with prize money to put into their research and their ideas so they can truly start…
Creating a Greener Future
Congratulations to all of our contestants!
And thank you to all who participated!