General Lab Information

Promoting Black, African, African-American and Caribbean Cultures

A forum to raise awareness, share professional insights, acquire information, and provide leadership.

The African-American Advancement Group (AAAG) exists to provide a forum where employees and guests can promote awareness of the Black, African, African-American and Caribbean cultures, share professional insights, acquire information and provide leadership on their careers and work environment within Brookhaven National Laboratory. We aspire to increase the presence and leadership ability of our community by building strong strategic alliances with laboratory management and facilitating the hiring, retention, education, mentorship and career advancement of African-American talent at all levels, thereby assisting the Lab to achieve its diversity goals.


It takes a village! We depend on you, the AAAG members, to help carry out AAAG’s plans and promote the enhancement of African Americans all over the Lab — from career development to social support. We need more members to take part. There are multiple committees within the AAAG that are looking for great ideas and helpful hands. Committees include:

  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Outreach & Public Affairs
  • Recruitment & Retention Resource
  • AAAG STEM Scholarship
  • Black History Month
  • Nominating
  • Constitution & Bylaws Review
  • Technology


  • There are no announcements at this time.


BSA Work Hosted Events: Professional development, educational, and knowledge transfer events that are sponsored and supported by either DOE or BSA which support the science and operational mission of the organization are considered time worked. Examples of such activities include speakers and lectures, EAP lectures and seminars, Diversity lectures and seminars, “Brownbag” events on work related subjects, employee award ceremonies, “Coffee and Conversations,” “Get to Know the Lab” series, work-related training courses, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) or affinity group meetings, safety day, and all-employee meetings. For more information, refer to SBMS topic “Determining Whether an Activity May Be Reported as Hours Worked”.