April 21, 1999
A female high school student with a strong interest and aptitude for science or mathematics from each of five selected school districts - Longwood High School, Riverhead High School, William Floyd High School, Shoreham-Wading River High School and Eastport/South Manor Central High School - will receive an award of $1,000 at an awards ceremony at Brookhaven Lab in June, thanks to Battelle and Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS). Battelle is a non-profit applied science and technology company that, together with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, manages Brookhaven National Laboratory under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. BWIS is a not-for-profit organization at Brookhaven Lab that promotes the advancement of women in the scientific professions.
Battelle and BWIS instituted the award to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and mathematics, which have been mainly male-dominated domains. The principals of each selected school will be asked to choose a qualified candidate for the Battelle /Brookhaven Women is Science Award from the 1999 graduating class. Children of Brookhaven National Laboratory employees are not eligible for this award. The award will be given annually, and a plaque given to each school will be updated to display the winners' names.
In the photo, Brookhaven Lab employees and BWIS board members Pamela Mansfield (left) and Dorry Tooker (holding the check issued by Battelle for the scholarship funds) thank Adrian Roberts, Brookhaven Lab's former Associate Laboratory Director, Applied Science and Technology, for securing the funding for the award from Battelle.