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    Monday, March 16, 2009

    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.

BWIS Mission

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) is a diverse and inclusive community that promotes equal opportunity and advancement for all women in support of world-class science.


  1. OCT



    BWIS Sponsored Event

    "BWIS Lecture - Margaret Dominguez "From a Pig Farm to the Stars, my Journey to NASA""

    Margaret Dominguez, NASA

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff

    From a Pig Farm to the Stars, my Journey to NASA Margaret Dominguez has worked at NASA for over 12 years and during her stay there she has worked on the construction and measurements of different space telescopes, such as James Webb and Hubble. She is currently working on the Roman Space Telescope, which will seek to study galaxies and dark energy. On board the Roman telescope there is a slitless spectrometer, which plays an important role in this study. Dominguez has lead the testing efforts of the optical characteristics of different prototypes of the grism to demonstrate that the construction of the final flight grism is possible. She is currently building the flight version of the grism which will be launched into space in a few years. During this talk, she will discuss her journey to get to NASA and her role in the construction of the grism as part of the Roman Telescope.