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Media Advisory

Number: 03-22
Released: March 20, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Brookhaven Lab Hosts Science Competition for Students From Historically Black Colleges & Universities

EVENT: About 300 students primarily from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, as well as other universities from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, will present their scientific research results in a competition, vying for cash prizes and the attention of graduate schools and potential employers. The event is closed to the general public because of space limitations.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 30 (see schedule)

WHERE: Marriott Melville Hotel, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY

DETAILS: Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, the science competition is part of the 60th joint annual meeting of the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, the National Institute of Science, and the Brookhaven Semester Program. The competition is a national forum in which students exchange scientific data gathered through supervised research that they have performed at various scientific institutions. For more information about the sponsors, including Brookhaven Science Associates, see http://www.bnl.gov/bkx/ .

The conference is held to stimulate an interest in careers in science, health and technology among diverse students. Volunteers from Brookhaven Lab, Hofstra University, Stony Brook University and the State University of New York at Farmingdale will judge the students’ scientific papers in the areas of biology, chemistry, toxicology/ pharmacology, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology and science education.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347, or greenb@bnl.gov .

Schedule of Events Open to Media

Wednesday, March 26
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Marriott Melville Hotel
Welcome dinner
Speaker: Otto White, Manager, Safety & Health Services Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Thursday, March 27
8 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. to 5p.m.
Marriott Melville Hotel
Undergraduate student presentations

Friday, March 28
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Tour and panel discussion
All media must bring a photo ID to enter the Laboratory site.

Saturday, March 29
noon to 2:30 p.m.
Marriott Melville Hotel
Awards luncheon. Students’ winning papers are announced.

Speaker: Wally Amos, inventor of “Famous Amos” cookies, and owner of Long Island-based Uncle Wally’s Company. He is host and teacher of 50 adult learning programs on PBS, author of five books, and national spokesman for the Literacy Volunteers of America.