April 13, 1999
Forty female students from four local high schools - Center Moriches, Longwood, Westhampton Beach and William Floyd - learned firsthand how women scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory followed educational and career paths that brought them success in their chosen fields. Coordinated by Brookhaven Lab and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Women in Science High School Career Day featured panel presentations by women in various scientific and technical fields, including biology, chemistry, medical technology, materials science, physics, computing, nuclear safeguards, environmental technology and science writing. The students were also treated to breakfast, lunch and a tour of the Laboratory site, which included brief presentations on Brookhaven's Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, a biology facility; boron neutron capture therapy, an experimental therapy to treat a form of brain cancer; and Brookhaven's educational programs. The project was in part supported by a grant from the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, Selma Greenberg Memorial Fund.