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Women in Science High School Career Day Held at Brookhaven Lab
Upton, NY – Female scientists and women working in related fields at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory conveyed their enthusiasm for their work to about 50 female high school students at a recent career day at the Laboratory coordinated by Brookhaven Women in Science and funded by Brookhaven Science Associates. The students came from East Islip High School, the Hewlett School, and Smithtown High School.
The students were also treated to a Laboratory tour, which included the National Synchrotron Light Source, where scientists from around the world use x-rays, ultraviolet light and infrared light to probe materials as diverse as computer chips and viruses; and the magnet factory, where scientists build superconducting magnets for particle accelerators all over the world. In addition, the students visited Brookhaven’s science museum, where they had the opportunity to try out interactive exhibits.
Pointing to the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) on the Laboratory
site map, Carol Scarlett (right), a physicist who holds a
postdoctoral position at Brookhaven, explains the physics
involved in RHIC experiments to (from left) students Ashley
Demeo from East Islip High School, Allyson Cook from Smithtown
High School, and Melissa Glock from the Hewlitt School. Scarlett
also gave a talk to all the students who attended the event
about her career and her current project, the design of
the KOPIO experiment,
which will attempt to understand charge conjugation and
parity-violation, a discovery at Brookhaven Lab in the 1960s
that won physicists
James Cronin and Val Fitch the 1980 Nobel Prize in physics.