The African-American Advancement Group (AAAG)

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 BNL. 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.

Click here to view the AAAG Constitution & Bylaws

The next African-American Advancement Group meeting is scheduled as follows:*
[Meetings are now held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:15pm in Bldg. 400, RSB 1 unless otherwise noted below:]
Date: Location:
Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019 - 12:15PM Berkner Rm. C         (Note location and date change.)

AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
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Highlights of 2019 Events*:
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  Black History Month Quiz
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Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2019
Cultural Cuisine at Berkner Cafeteria
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019,
Presentation: “From Navy Service to Lab Leadership”, Dr. Steven A. Coleman, ES&H Associate Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Tues., Feb. 19, 2019,
Presentation: “What can we learn from the top-cited papers in Physical Review Physics Education Research?”, Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019,
AAAG Bouchet Speaker Series: “Quantitative Modeling for All”
Dr. David L. Ferguson, Department of Technology & Society and Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Stony Brook University
Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019,
11:30AM - 1PM
Lunch: Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser
Mon., July 15, 2019,
The 2019 AAAG STEM Scholarship Award Ceremony & Reception
Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019,
Presentation: “Realigning the Crooked Room in STEM”, Dr. Kimberly M. Jackson, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Spelman College

*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”.

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Last Modified: October 7, 2019
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