LISEF Honors for Researchers

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Tenth-grade research students competed at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, the Intel-affiliated competition, on March 10 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Four projects represented Babylon in the biology and environmental science categories.  

Students Freddy Nocella and Sneha Kumar, who presented the project “The use of clove and neem oil as a natural repellent against Acyrthosiphon pisum on Pisum sativum,” won a fourth-place award (honorable mention). Their project focused on using essential oils in home gardens to repel damaging pests while maintaining the health of the plants and the people who will eventually consume them. This was the first time that these students presented their research at a fair.