Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi honored 5th grade student, Pranav Vijayababu of Hauppauge’s Bretton Woods Elementary School at a meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature on June 4th. The 10 year old placed first in the 5th grade level at the annual Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair.
Legislator Cilmi said, “It is always inspirational to see young people excel. Pranav is a bright young man with a bright future. Congratulations go to him, his family and his teachers.”
The research project, “Race to the Future - Hydrogen Fuel Cell,” sought to determine whether temperature effects the performance of fuel cells. Mr. Vijayababu found that fuel cells produce more energy at hotter temperatures.