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Seniors Tasfia Tasnim and Zahin Quayyum were named Semi-Finalists in The Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition

Congratulations to Tasfia Tasnim and Zahin Quayyum, seniors in Dr. Gensert’s Research class, who were named semi-finalists in The Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition for their proposal on replacing plastics with a biodegradable derivative of chitin. Click the headline for further information.


The Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. 


Each year, the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. 2019’s challenge is “Toward A Greener Tomorrow”, a prime example of this philosophy.  The competition is designed to inspire all students toward achievement and make them aware of the impact of science and technology on the 21st century world. 


For a full list of semi-finalists, click here.  Tasfia and Zahin’s team is team “Bene-gradable.” 




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