Scientific Excellence at Covantage EcoTech Contest

Four science-minded students from Copiague Middle School were recognized by the Town of Babylon for placing among the top students who entered the Babylon Covantage EcoTech Scholarship Contest during a special award presentation held at Babylon Town Hall, on May 7.
Under the advisement of CMS science chairperson Dr. Daniel Leccese, students submitted an energy or environmental-based science project, through which they carried out an experiment and wrote a detailed scientific paper explaining their procedure and conclusion.

Seventh-grader Sophia Bright placed second among all entrants and earned a $750 scholarship for her science research project, “Is a Geothermal Heating/Cooling System an Effective Alternative for Homeowners?” Additionally, seventh-grade student Dylan Bedell earned a $300 scholarship and finished in fourth place for his project, “Does a Solar Panel Produce More Electricity When Function Underwater or in Regular Conditions Above Water?”
Eighth-grader Marvin Pineda’s project, “What are Economically Friendly and Efficient Solutions to Coastal Erosion” earned him sixth place and a prize of $175, while seventh-grade student DaVeyah Williams’ research on “What is the Best Size Aggregate to Use for Increasing Water Flow?” earned honorable mention and a $100 scholarship.
Open to students in grades eight to 12 throughout the Town of Babylon, the Covantage EcoTech Scholarship Contest awards scholarships annually to students who create the top-ranking science projects with eco-tech themes. Through this program, students are encouraged to explore concepts related to sustainability and environmental solutions.