Lyndhurst, NJ – October 19, 2018 - Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Ivan Tukhtin, a member of the firm's Government & Education Law practice, will be serving as a judge in the 2018 STEAM Tank Challenge next week. The contest, created and sponsored by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the U.S. Army, follows the format of the hit television show "Shark Tank". Teams of students of varying grade levels present their innovative projects in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) before a judging panel of entrepreneurs, business and education leaders.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing all the innovative ideas created by the young minds as part of this competition. The ability to participate and guide the students as they develop their products and ideas makes participation at events such as this a very rewarding experience for me because we are helping shape the next generation of innovators and business owners," stated Mr. Tukhtin.

Prior to the competition next week, the teams of students who will be presenting went through a rigorous process in order to be eligible to compete. Each of the teams slated to compete were selected from three regional competitions. Each region contained 15 elementary school (grades K-6) teams, 15 middle school (grades 7-8) teams, and 15 high school (grades 9-12) teams facing off against each other. Of the 135 teams in total, 54 advanced and will be competing in the STEAM Tank Challenge finals to be held next week during the annual NJSBA Workshop 2018 conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

You can learn more about the 2018 STEAM Tank Challenge at:

Mr. Tukhtin and fellow members of Scarinci Hollenbeck's Government & Education Law practice will be in attendance at the NJSBA Workshop 2018 conference next week. Feel free to visit the firm's attorneys at Booth #315 for a unique experience.