The PCTI team created two versions of their product – a mist that’s applied to garbage bags and a pad that’s disposed of with garbage. Both concepts utilize bacterium to break down polyethylene.
PCTI’s team consisted of freshmen Cole Hafner, Janet Johnson, Kaylee Lall, Kyra Macvaugh, and Jonathan Saldarriaga. Besides winning third place overall among upper classmen teams, students also took home one thousand dollars for their school.
PCTI’s STEM Academy students Cole Hafner (Ringwood), Janet Johnson (Wayne), Kaylee Lall (Ringwood), Kyra Macvaugh (Wayne), and Jonathan Saldarriaga (Paterson) won third place at the Shark Tank Life of Science Diversity Conference with their “N-Plas” submission.