To increase the Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide our members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science assist in the development of policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for BNL employees; promote a long-term commitment to diversity in BNL staff; promote the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourage students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; support each other's efforts on the job; and encourage each other's successes.
To increase Brookhaven National Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide its members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) assists in the development of policies and practices which enhance the quality of life for Lab employees; promotes a long-term commitment to diversity in Lab staff; promotes the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provides a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourages students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; and supports each other's efforts on the job, and encourages each other's successes.
Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event
"In Search of a Smoother Pebble"
Harrison B. Prosper, Professor of Physics and Distinguished Researcher Florida State University
4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
Prosper, a high-energy physics experimentalist, is among the U.S. scientists who played a significant role in the search for and 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, which gives mass to elementary particles. His research interests include high-energy physics, cosmology, advanced analysis methods and Bayesian statistics. At Florida State, Prosper is the Kirby Kemper Professor of Physics and has been a leader in experimental high-energy physics for many years and has built a robust research record while contributing significantly to collaborations at both Fermilab and CERN. He earned a doctorate in experimental physics from the University of Manchester in 1980.
Chasman Scholarship - Applications are now being accepted for
the Chasman scholarship which is offered to encourage women to pursue
careers in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Goldhaber Prize - Applications are now being accepted for the Goldharber Prize to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.
For more information please see the BWIS Scholarships & Awards web page.
CARE 2015 - Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015 This workshop will focus on career paths and developing goals. It is aimed at early career scientists but open to all. See our selection of speakers here and register now at http://www.bnl.gov/care2015
BWIS, in conjunction with Stony Brook university, receives grant to develop workshop for the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For more information please see the proposal and approval documentation.