Junior Erin Cooper and sophomore Kyra Browne are recipients of New York Institute of Technology's Mini-Research Grant Awards. Each of the students earned $200 "to offset the costs of materials...and/or printing expenses for poster materials." Significantly, Sacred Heart Academy was the only Nassau County school to earn multiple grants in 2019-20.
- Erin's engineering project, "Think before you drink: Developing a (cost-)effective, eco-friendly date-rape drug-detecting straw," seeks to use recyclable materials to develop a straw capable of immediately identifying four common date-rape drugs in alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
- Kyra's ecology project, "Effects of crumb rubber contamination on terrestrial systems by heavy metal leaching," examines how the zinc residue from artificial turf fields inhibits red worm growth in the nearby soil.