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Number: 03-15
Released: February 12, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Women in Science High School Career Day
Held at Brookhaven Lab

UPTON, NY - For the second time within the last three months, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory sponsored a “Career Day” for local high school girls. On February 4, students came from Amityville High School, Center Moriches High School, the Walter G. O’Connell High School in Copiague, and William Floyd High School in Shirley.

Coordinated by Brookhaven Women in Science and funded by Brookhaven Science Associates, a company formed by Stony Brook University and Battelle, the career day featured presentations by women in various scientific and technical fields, including physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering and science writing. The students were also treated to a tour of the Lab’s magnet factory, where huge superconducting magnets are made for use in accelerators around the world, and a visit to the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, which is used by scientists from all over the world to image biological specimens. In addition, they visited Brookhaven’s Science Museum.

Mechanical engineer Patricia Williams (second from right), Brookhaven Lab’s Facilities & Operations Manager of Environment, Safety, Health, Training & Quality, shows three students how a respirator works. The students are: (from left) Biana Spizzirri, Amityville High School; Nicole Meyer, William Floyd High School; and Tiffany Eng, Walter G. O’Connell High School.