In celebration of "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month", the BERA Asian Pacific American Association invites you to share the following events with us! Be sure to check this page for updates on these and other events coming soon!
Thursday, June 6, 2019
APAA Talk & Workshop: "Communicating Your Research Through Comedy"
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
Annual "Asian Food-Tasting" Luncheon – Dr. Lin Scholarship Fundraiser
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), 12:00 noon
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
Film Documentary Screening
Berkner Hall Auditorium, 12:00 noon
"Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story" - Documentary about poineering Asian Aviatrix, Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, a Chinese immigrant who defied racial and gender bias to become a daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1930s. (40 min 2016)
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
The 11th annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is hosted by the Suffolk County Office Asian American Advisory Board. There will be dance, music, and vocal performances from several Asian countries.
This year, Raju Venugopalan, of the Physics Department, was nominated by the BNL APAA for an award and has been selected to be honored at this event as a distinguished Asian American professional. He will be presented with a proclamation by the Suffolk County Executive during the 4:30pm theater performance (tickets required). Please join us in congratulating Dr. Venugopalan for this recognition!
Thai Cultural Center at the Vajira
For more information about this event, please click here for the event home page.
The 11th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration is organized by the Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board, Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs, and the Wellbrook Foundation, Inc.
Coming Soon....... (see details above)
We are still working on this last event. Due to time constraints, we will not be able to get this in for May, but are planning for the summer months when there are visiting students and guests at the lab.
Speaker - Kyle Marian Viterbo (science communicator, former physical anthropologist, and comedian)
Berkner Hall Auditorium, 12:00 noon
She was featured at the “Science Without Borders” Scientista Symposium, Academic Standup Happy Hour in Boston last March and was a speaker at the “Women in Science and Engineering Educational Retreat” held at Cold Spring Harbor Lab last year (see links below).
"Flying Asparas" - A Showcase of Chinese Cultural Diversity through Dance and Music
Join us for a blast of Asian culture with music, dance, and oratory performances by local artists in this special program dedicated to the unique culture of China. Indulge your senses with the warmth of traditional Chinese folk arts to the electrifying avant-garde interpretations of this ancient art form.
This event is sponsored by the BERA Asian Pacific American Association and the BNL Diversity Office.
12:00 noon, Berkner Hall Auditorium Brookhaven National Laboratory
This event is FREE and open to the public. Government-issued identification documents, which includes a photograph, such as a passport or driver's license is required for site access for those 16 years of age and older.
Did You Know APAA Events Are Allowable Time?
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, see the Flexible Work Arrangements Subject Area at
For more information, see the Flexible Work Arrangements Subject Area at https://sbms.bnl.gov/sbmsearch/subjarea/198/198_exh9.cfm?ExhibitID=5008025
Last Modified: May 29, 2019