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March 22, 2000
CN 2- 40-00

Brookhaven Lab to Offer a Summer Program
for Community College Students


UPTON, NY - Representatives from seven community colleges recently visited the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory to learn about a ten-week summer institute for highly motivated community college students who are interested in a career in biotechnology, environmental science or computing. The college representatives came from schools in the Northeast, including New York's LaGuardia Community College and Suffolk County Community College.

Students selected for the ten-week summer institute will be mentored by Brookhaven scientists, learn how to apply the scientific method to solve problems, use state-of-the-art instruments in research projects, and learn about career options in science and technology. Funded by DOE, the program offers stipends and housing for selected students.

DOE and Brookhaven Lab representatives were on hand to answer questions. They included (from left) Peter Faletra, DOE; Y. Renée Flack, Brookhaven Lab; Coppelia Tarantal, DOE; Karl Swyler, Brookhaven; and Samuel Rodriguez, DOE.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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