Number: 1415

For release on May 14, 2012, 2:30:00 PM

Contacts: Jane Koropsak, (631) 344-4909 or Peter Genzer, (631) 344-3174

Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab’s 2012 Elementary School Science Fair — From ‘Hot or Not?’ to ‘The Green Cupcake’

UPTON, NY — More than 540 science projects from 118 Suffolk County schools were entered into the 2012 Elementary School Science Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Laboratory’s Office of Educational Programs coordinated the fair, which was held at the Laboratory on May 5. Brookhaven scientists as well as volunteers from Stony Brook University and local elementary school teachers judged the projects, which focused on topics ranging from “Hot or Not?” to “The Green Cupcake.”

The first-place winners are:

Miss Brereton’s Kindergarten Class, East Kindergarten Center, Brentwood School District, for the project “Hot or Not?”

Eva Scotto DiMaso, first grade, Fort Salonga Elementary School, Kings Park School District, “Can a Marble Ride a Loop-De-Loop Roller Coaster?”

Brooke Brown, second grade, John Pearl Elementary School, Connetquot School District, “Warming Up with Common Recyclables.”

Hannah Fioramonti, third grade, Pines Elementary School, Hauppauge School District, “Salamander Style.”

Luke Verity, fourth grade, Burr Intermediate School, Commack School District, “Naturally Green ‘Repel-Ant.’”

Brendan Gregory, fifth grade, Raynor Country Day School, Private, “Which Wood Would? Which Wood Wouldn’t?”

Sophia Kujawski, sixth grade, William T. Rogers Middle School, Kings Park, “The Green Cupcake.”