Tyler Bissoondial, a sophomore at Kennedy High School, was named finalist in the 2021 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition.
For 2021 Clean Tech Competition, students are required to identify a specific problem associated with climate change and design solutions for remediation. This year, students had a choice of developing low cost sustainable solution to environment challenges or developing high tech solutions for “Preserving Plant Earth.”
Bissoondial’s research project, “Development of salt-tolerant (stl) radish for increase crop production or phytoremediation in regions of high salinity,” addresses the local and global problem of soil salinization restricting crop productivity.
He won $1,000 and will compete Aug. 5 for a $10,000 grand prize.