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Number: 03-86
Released: December 1, 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 – Female scientists and women working in related fields at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory conveyed their enthusiasm for their work to about 50 female high school students at a recent career day at the Laboratory coordinated by Brookhaven Women in Science and funded by Brookhaven Science Associates. The students came from East Islip High School, the Hewlett School, and Smithtown High School.

The students were also treated to a Laboratory tour, which included the National Synchrotron Light Source, where scientists from around the world use x-rays, ultraviolet light and infrared light to probe materials as diverse as computer chips and viruses; and the magnet factory, where scientists build superconducting magnets for particle accelerators all over the world. In addition, the students visited Brookhaven’s science museum, where they had the opportunity to try out interactive exhibits.


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Pointing to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) on the Laboratory site map, Carol Scarlett (right), a physicist who holds a postdoctoral position at Brookhaven, explains the physics involved in RHIC experiments to (from left) students Ashley Demeo from East Islip High School, Allyson Cook from Smithtown High School, and Melissa Glock from the Hewlitt School. Scarlett also gave a talk to all the students who attended the event about her career and her current project, the design of the KOPIO experiment, which will attempt to understand charge conjugation and parity-violation, a discovery at Brookhaven Lab in the 1960s that won physicists James Cronin and Val Fitch the 1980 Nobel Prize in physics.