To increase the Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide our members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science assist in the development of policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for BNL employees; promote a long-term commitment to diversity in BNL staff; promote the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourage students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; support each other's efforts on the job; and encourage each other's successes.
To increase Brookhaven National Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide its members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) assists in the development of policies and practices which enhance the quality of life for Lab employees; promotes a long-term commitment to diversity in Lab staff; promotes the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provides a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourages students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; and supports each other's efforts on the job, and encourages each other's successes.
Jess McIver, a postdoctoral scholar in experimental physics at California Institute of Technology will give a talk, "LIGO and the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy." The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
On August 17, Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul, her director of external affairs, and Governor Cuomo’s Suffolk County regional representative. The group met with students and BWIS members.
Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event
"2016 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Award"
4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Friday, September 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
The Lab community is invited to attend the 2016 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Award Event. Kathryn Meehan, the 2016 Goldhaber Award recipient will make her presentation by Skype. Featured speakers include Alfred (Fred) Scharff Goldhaber (son of Gertrude), who is a Professor at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Fred will be speaking about his mother's career as a woman scientist, particularly here at BNL, and of her participation in the formation of Brookhaven Women in Science and other programs at BNL that still thrive today. In addition we will have Camille van der Watt who will talk about her experiences attending the Lab-sponsored SciComp-100 Workshop this summer. A reception will be held following the award ceremony in honor of Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber and all the participants
Chasman Scholarship - Applications are now being accepted for
the Chasman scholarship which is offered to encourage women to pursue
careers in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Goldhaber Prize - Applications are now being accepted for the Goldharber Prize to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.
For more information please see the BWIS Scholarships & Awards web page.
CARE 2015 - Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015 This workshop will focus on career paths and developing goals. It is aimed at early career scientists but open to all. See our selection of speakers here and register now at http://www.bnl.gov/care2015
BWIS, in conjunction with Stony Brook university, receives grant to develop workshop for the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For more information please see the proposal and approval documentation.