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Local high school student Hannah Stewart, who has the opportunity to work under the auspices of Dr. Russell Burke, chair of the Biology Department at Hofstra University,  received a third place award for research titled “Host Preference of Wild Northern and Southern Ixodes scapularis,” at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. Her work was in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Hannah additionally tied for first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division of the 2014 Long Island Science & Engineering Fair (LISEF).

The NSF-funded research with Dr. Burke involves a laboratory study of the black-legged tick and the spread of Lyme Disease.

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