Scientific students to fly local flag at LISEF

March 5, 2014 by  

A trio of seniors from Babylon High School will represent their school and area in the Intel-level Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) set to be held next week.

Sara Mikovic, Meredith Wardell, and Emily Brown have become the first ever representatives of the school to make it to the second stage of the competition with an investigation on using fruit as pesticide.

The girls’ project, which competed among in excess of 400 student innovations, is centered on using apricot kernels as a pesticide, and what effects this has on the growth of ‘Phaseolus vulgarius’ (otherwise known as the common bean) and Cynodon dactylon (more commonly referred to as ‘Bermuda grass’).

According to the LISEF website, the number of schools participating in the fair has gone up from 50 to 70 over the past nine years. The goal of the event is to eventually get 100 schools to take part.

The seniors’ project will make an appearance at LISEF, which will take place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, March 13. Should it advance further, the students will take it to next month’s Intel Science and Engineering Fair.

No doubt the standard of projects at the fair will be high, and exhibitors at such events often turn to brochure and flyer printing services to share information about their work.