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April 6, 2000
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Women in Science High School Career Days Held at Brookhaven Lab

UPTON, NY - Eighty female students from eight local high schools -Bellport, Center Moriches, Eastport/Manorville, Longwood, Riverhead, Rocky Point, 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 Women in Science and funded by Brookhaven Science Associates, two Women in Science High School Career Days featured panel presentations by women in various scientific and technical fields, including chemistry, medical technology, physics, computing, nuclear safeguards and science writing. The students also took a tour of the Laboratory site, which included a look at scientific instruments from the distant past in the Chemistry Department; a visit to the National Synchrotron Light Source, a facility used by scientists from around the world for experiments in which x-rays, infrared light and/or ultraviolet light are used to probe various materials; and the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, a facility where researchers from all over the world can image biological specimens.

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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