Shivastu took Catalyst in the spring of 2018, and his project combined his passion for Physics with his concern for the environment to design a device that harnesses the drag force acting on MRT trains, and generates an electric current. Shivastu developed a detailed design, and worked with a Professor at NUS, engineers at Japan Railways, the Delhi Metro and the Physics faculty (Mr. Crawford) at school to refine his design. The journey of finding mentors, and integrating their inputs gave Shivastu valuable exposure to the nuances and constraints of real-world applications, while also allowing him to delve freely into the subject he is passionate about in creative and unique ways. Outside of Physics class, Shivastu plays the guitar and he loves to learn and speak French. In fact, he is the president of the French Honour Society.