In 2007, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) celebrates 60 years of scientific discovery. Basic science research at BNL has enabled new technologies that continue to transform society.
From the BNL web site, choose a technology for which BNL won an R&D 100 Award, given annually by R&D Magazine. Briefly describe the historic context of the science, then describe how this breakthrough could lead to new products or technologies and how those advances would impact human society.
The awards ceremony was held on April 20, 2007. Special thanks go to the judges who volunteered their time to read the 94 essays that were submitted: Diane Greenberg, Jeanne Petschauer, Len Schutzman, and Mike Stegman. Thanks also go to our speakers: John Carter of the U.S. Department of Energy and Terry Sullivan, Deputy Division Head of BNL's Environmental Research and Technology Division.
Students were asked to email copies of their papers if they were willing to have the essays posted to the web.
|First Place||Daniel Fourman||Sugama's Smart Coatings Can Change the World||Ward Melville||Paul Brendel|
|Second Place||Stephen Tuozzolo||A Window to the Future||Sayville||Michael Baio|
|Third Place||Alicia Chionchio||A Beam of Possibility - Applications of the Plasma Window||Smithtown West||Joanne Figueiredo|
|Honorable Mention||Dasha Bolotnikov||Radiation Detectors in My Life||Ward Melville||Thomas McGunnigal|
|Honorable Mention||Denise Del Gaudio||Silica in the Geothermal Energy Industry||Huntington||Carl Maltempi|
|Honorable Mention||Elizabeth D'Arienzo||The Plasma Window -- Looking Through to the Future||East Meadow||Julia Johnsen|
|Honorable Mention||Erica Cooperberg||ThermaLock Cement: Unstoppable, Beneficial, and Revolutionary||East Meadow||Julia Johnsen|
|Honorable Mention||Joan Rosenthal||Simplified Protein Production Brings New Hope for Future Medical Applications||Smithtown West||Joanne Figueiredo|
|Honorable Mention||Justin Chacko||ThermaLock Cement: A Solid Investment||East Meadow||Linda Kucala|
|Honorable Mention||Matthew Gelfman||ThermaLock Cement: Unlocking the Depths of Imagination||Smithtown East||Maria Trinkle|
|Honorable Mention||Rebecca Friedman||The Plasma Window: Star Trek Technology||Huntington||Marguerite Motefusco|
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