Diversity Programs


 

Gorman - Metz Scholarship

A competitive one-time annual scholarship in the amount of $5000 is awarded to a student who has a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disability Act) and is matriculating toward a graduate or professional degree.  Preference will be given to studies in science, engineering, and math (Students with disabilities attending undergraduate schools may apply).

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be the son or daughter of a current or retired employee of BNL, or be the son or daughter of an employee who died while in regular service at BNL
  • be a college senior who will graduate during the current academic year and who will enter graduate school the following fall or current enrolled graduate student

A lab-wide announcement memorandum is distributed annually which provides scholarship specifics and deadlines. The scholarship recipient is announced in May, with award payments received at the start of each semester in September and January.

Applications should be mailed to the Diversity Office, Bldg. 400B.

The closing date for receipt of 2014 applications is March 31, 2014

 

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities, Inc. (GEM)

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities, Inc. (GEM) is administered by the Diversity Office.  GEM is jointly sponsored by a consortium of university and employer members.  This consortium offers a fellowship to under-represented minorities (Native American, African American, and Hispanic) who are pursuing degrees at the master's level in science and engineering through a program of paid summer internships.  Job descriptions are developed by the principal investigator.  Gem fellows will work at the Laboratory for two to three summers depending on how long it takes to complete a master's program.  The selected candidate's salary and housing is paid.  Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various engineering areas while working under the guidance and support of professional staff members.

Applicant must:

  • be U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • be a junior or senior in an accredited engineering discipline or must have already obtained a B.S. degree in an engineering discipline.
  • be a member of one of the following under-represented minority groups: Native American, African American, or Hispanic.

Contacts:

GEM for Official Application Process
– GEM web site: http://was.nd.edu/gem/gemwebapp

BNL Contact:

Rosa Palmore
Affirmative Action Officer

Diversity Office Bldg.400B
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton , NY 11973-5000

Telephone: 631-344-2703
Fax: 631-344-5305
E-mail: palmore@bnl.gov

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Professional Associates Program for Women and Minorities

The Professional Associates Pre-employment Program is designed to enhance the diverseness of Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) staff by increasing the number of under-represented minorities (African American, Hispanic, and Native American), people with disabilities, and women in various professional fields.

This one-year program provides the Associate with an opportunity to gain experience and acquire skills in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement at Brookhaven.  Candidates for the program must have, as a minimum, earned their bachelor's degree, plan to attend graduate or professional school, and express an interest in long-term employment at Brookhaven.  Associates in the program will be under the guidance of supervisors who will serve as mentors and who are experienced in the Associates particular area of interest.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Application process is ongoing – no deadline.

BNL Contact:

Rosa Palmore
Affirmative Action Officer

Diversity Office Bldg.400B
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton , NY 11973-5000

Telephone: 631-344-2703
Fax: 631-344-5305
E-mail: palmore@bnl.gov

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Science and Engineering Programs for Women and Minorities

Undergraduate women and minority students are employed for 10-12 weeks during the summer.  Participants are mentored by members of the scientific, administrative, or technical staff in an educational training program developed to provide research experience in various areas of chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high and low energy particle accelerators, and scientific writing as well as non-scientific areas.

This on-the-job training program is a paid position.  

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college.
  • Applicant deadline April 30th.

BNL Contact:

Rosa Palmore
Affirmative Action Officer

Diversity Office Bldg.400B
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton , NY 11973-5000

Telephone: 631-344-2703
Fax: 631-344-5305
E-mail: palmore@bnl.gov

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Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

The goal of this program is to give individuals an opportunity to acquire skills and experience in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement within the Laboratory.  This six and a half month term appointment pays a competitive salary.  Employees are eligible from the first day of employment to receive certain benefits and participate in the Laboratory's tuition payment program.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • There is no application deadline.

BNL Contact:

Rosa Palmore
Affirmative Action Officer

Diversity Office Bldg.400B
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton , NY 11973-5000

Telephone: 631-344-2703
Fax: 631-344-5305
E-mail: palmore@bnl.gov

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Women’s Program Advisory Committee (WPAC)

WPAC Homepage

The Diversity Office Manager's responsibilities include Women’s Program Coordinator.  In that capacity she is responsible for activities that affect women at the Laboratory.  Her advisory board, WPAC, which is made up of a diversity of women from the Laboratory who make recommendations to her on issues that are important to women at the Lab.  They also coordinate internal programs for women and spearhead the Laboratory’s participation in community programs that affect women.

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Last Modified: March 27, 2014
Please forward all questions about this site to: Shirley Kendall