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June 13, 2002

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Five Female Students Awarded 2002 Battelle-Brookhaven Women in Science Awards

Upton, NY — In a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, five female high school students who excel in science or mathematics were each given a $1,000 award to encourage them to pursue careers in those fields. The award was established in 1999 by Battelle, a not-for-profit corporation that partners with Stony Brook University to manage Brookhaven Lab through Brookhaven Science Associates, and by Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), a not-for-profit group at Brookhaven Lab.

Each year, five school districts surrounding the Laboratory are each asked to select a female student for the award. The school also displays a plaque on which the names of the awardees are engraved.

Pictured are: (from left, front row) Peter Paul, Interim Director of Brookhaven Lab; awardees Xiao Feng Lin, Eastport South Manor High School; Pratiksha Desai, Riverhead High School; and Julie Wilson, Longwood High School; (from left, second row) Gregory Fess, representative for Battelle’s community relations/charitable distributions program; awardees Melissa Mulkush, Shoreham-Wading River High School; and Irene San Pietro, William Floyd High School; Pam Mansfield, BWIS Coordinator; and Carl Kohrt, Battelle President and Chief Executive Officer.  (Get hi-res jpeg of this image.)


The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited liability company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.