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    Monday, March 16, 2009

    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.

BWIS Mission

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) is a diverse and inclusive community that promotes equal opportunity and advancement for all women in support of world-class science.

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  1. JAN



    Brookhaven Women in Science Speaker

    "Enrico Fermi: Voyage to a New World"

    Ed Sierra, Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:00 pm

    Enrico Fermi, born in September 1901, was an Italian and naturalized-American-physicist and a husband, father, and one of the world's most brilliant and productive scientists. In 1938 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. In January, 1939, after receiving the Nobel Prize he moved to Columbia University and eventually the University of Chicago where he led the first nuclear chain reaction. Ed works in the Quality Management Office at BNL as the Laboratory Compliance Officer. He is currently serving his fourth term as President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society.