Scientific Successes

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The Babylon School District is pleased to announce that four of Babylon’s students were awarded scholarship monies at the Town of Babylon’s and Covantage EcoTech’s Scholarship Contest during their annual Earth Day celebration held on May 4.

The program, which is open to any student residing within the Town of Babylon, focuses on scientific research done in the fields of sustainable energy or environmental-based research. Babylon Junior Senior High School 11th graders Erin Corcoran, Madaline Graham and Nicole Santucci earned a $100 scholarship for “The Effect of Different Concentrations of Oxybenzone on Ulva lactuca.” Babylon Memorial Grade School sixth grader Olivia Muller earned a $175 scholarship for investigating, “Which material biodegrades the fastest in salt water?,” which addressed the environmental impact of degrading common household items in salt water ecosystems. 

Additionally, Olivia Muller placed first in the Grade School Science Fair, advancing to the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary Science Fair. 
“Congratulations to all representing Babylon science,” said Director of Science Melissa Callahan. “We are looking forward to seeing what their future scientific endeavors have in store.”