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November 26 2002

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Women in Science High School Career Day Held at Brookhaven Lab

UPTON, NY - About 45 female students from four local high schools learned firsthand about careers in science and related fields from women employees at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The students came from East Islip High School and the Hewlett School in East Islip, and Eastport-South Manor and Westhampton Beach High Schools.

Coordinated by Brookhaven Women in Science and funded by Brookhaven Science Associates, the career day at Brookhaven featured panel presentations by women in various scientific and technical fields, including physics, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, and science writing. The students were also treated to a tour of the Brookhaven site.

Brookhaven physicist Angelica Drees explained the physics of the Laboratory’s newest accelerator, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, to (from left) Michelle Parker, East Islip High School; Diana DiCostanzo and Jackie Schneyer, Eastport-South Manor High School; Tia Beck, Westhampton Beach High School; and Nicole Boldoc and Asheleigh Perry (seated), the Hewlett School.  (300 dpi hi-res version of photo.)

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.