The African-American Affinity Group (AAAG)

The African-American Affinity 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 Affinity Group meeting is scheduled as follows:
[Meetings are now held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:15pm in Berkner Hall, Rm. D unless otherwise noted below:]
Date: Location:
Thurs., Apr. 19, 2018 - Noon Berkner Hall, Rm. C
(Note location change.)

The African-American Affinity Group (AAAG) STEM Scholarship

The African American-Affinity Group (AAAG) is accepting applications for the AAAG STEM Scholarship.

A limited number of scholarships up to $1000 each will be awarded to deserving high school seniors of African American descent pursuing a career in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) disciplines. High School seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, and exemplify a commitment to community service are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 30, 2018 to be considered.

For more information, see the attached application or contact Juanita McKinney at 631-344-3915 or

Thank You,

The AAAG Scholarship Committee

AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
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Highlights of 2018 Events:
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  Black History Month Quiz
Go to to take the quiz.
  Cultural Cuisine at Berkner Cafeteria
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018,
Presentation: “Citizen & Traveler”, Dr. Ketevi Assamagan, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Thurs., Feb. 22, 2018,
Lunch: Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018,
Presentation:“Science, Race & Gender”
Professor John Johnson, St. Peters University

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Last Modified: April 18, 2018
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