Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's 2015 Elementary School Science Fair from 'Snow Problem' to 'Don't Let it Burn'

UPTON, NY — More than 500 science projects from 118 Suffolk County schools were entered into the 2015 Elementary School Science Fair. The Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and coordinated by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs, was held at the Laboratory on May 2.  Brookhaven scientists, engineers, technical staff, and teachers from local elementary schools judged the projects.

In addition to the first-place winners (listed below), selected students received honorable mention for projects that ranged from "LED Breathing Dragons" to "Oh, What a ReliepH it is." A list of students receiving honorable mention (PDF) can be found on the Lab's Office of Educational Programs website.

The first-place winners are:

Justyn Harrison, kindergarten, Charles E. Walters Elementary School, Longwood School District, "Chelsea's Favorite Treat."


Jennifer Tiskowitz, first grade, Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, Rocky Point School District, "Keep My Craft Colorful."


Mark Burns, second grade, Riley Avenue Elementary School, Riverhead School District, "Snow Problem."


Kelly Bossert, third grade, Fort Salonga Elementary School, Kings Park School District, "Don't Let It Burn."


Ella Causin, fourth grade, Idle Hour Elementary School, Connetquot School District, "Slippery Sidewalks."


Jack Soldano, fifth grade, Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School, Miller Place School District, "Compost Conundrum."


Spencer Asofsky, sixth grade, Bayshore Middle School, Bayshore School District, "Does Color Affect a Person's Perspective on Taste?"


For more information on Brookhaven Lab's educational programs.

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