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2021 Science Fair Awards Ceremony
The winners of the 2021 Elementary School Science Fair were announced at the virtual awards ceremony on June 4, 2021. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! The goal of the Science Fair is to generate an interest in and excitement about science and engineering for all ages. This contest provides an opportunity for students in grades K-6 that have won their school science fairs to showcase their projects to peers and judging teams consisting of Brookhaven National Laboratory scientific and engineering staff and elementary school teachers.
Science Thursdays: Engineering with Kayla Hernanadez
Kayla Hernandez, an electrical engineer at Brookhaven Lab, discusses engineering and potential career paths for science enthusiasts in this installment of the Lab's Science Thursdays.
Science Thursdays: X-ray Imaging with Tiffany Victor
Tiffany Victor, a biochemist at Brookhaven Lab, discusses x-ray imaging and potential career paths for science enthusiasts in this installment of the Lab's Science Thursdays.
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab: Quantum Science
A live virtual conversation and Q&A with Brookhaven Lab's physicist Dr. Stuart Wilkins. The discussion will include quantum science, applications, and potential career paths for science enthusiasts.
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab: Catalysts—Turning Greenhouse Pollutants into Useful Materials
a live virtual conversation and Q&A with Brookhaven Lab's chemist Dr. Luis Betancourt. The discussion will include catalyst development, applications, and potential career paths for science enthusiasts.
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab: Plant Sciences and Biofuels
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab. Discussion about plant sciences, biofuels and potential career paths for science enthusiasts. Guest: Jantana Keereetaweep, Biology Department.
High School Research Program Closing Ceremony 8-14-20
2020 Virtual High Research Program closing ceremony. At the end of the six week research program, students present their research collaborations. Take a look to see the exciting research the students did over the summer.
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab: Radioisotope Development and Applications
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab. Discussion about radioisotope development, applications, and potential career paths for science enthusiasts. Guest: Vanessa Sanders and Jasmine Hatcher, Collider Accelerator Department
Science Thursdays with Brookhaven Lab: Nuclear Energy in Society
Discussion around the numerous uses and benefits of nuclear energy in society, the importance of data to drive these technologies and potential career paths for science enthusiasts.Guest: David Brown, National Nuclear Data Center.
A Conversation with Dr. Chris Fall on Science and the Community
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Director Chris Fall led an online conversation with about 40 local leaders from business, educational, community, and government institutions.
Structural Biology Behind Disease Transmission and Drug Design
Virtual panel discussion in collaboration with the Long Island STEM Hub, Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) Office of Educational Programs and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CHSL) DNA Learning Center. Dr. Alexei Soares (BNL) and Dr. Jonathan Ipsaro (CSHL) discuss the importance of using structural biology techniques to study and model protein structures critical in the understanding of disease trasmission and the development of drugs to fight diseases such as COVID-19. This panel discussion complements the premiere of the Full STEM Ahead Long Island educational video
2020 Annual Bridge Building Competition
High school students from across Long Island competed to see who could build the strongest model bridge. Watch as their bridges are put to the test and crushed under pressure!
2019 DOE Cyber Force Competition at Brookhaven Lab
Columbia, NYU, Northeastern, St. John's, SUNY Albany, SCCC, and USMA at West Point came to Brookhaven Lab on Nov. 15–16, 2019 to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nationwide cyberdefense competition.
Cliff Gerlak: From U.S. Marine Veteran to Chemical Engineer
As an intern in the chemistry division, Cliff Gerlak researched fundamental reactions of methane and carbon dioxide and the behavior of catalysts that can produce useful chemicals. Gerlak is also making the transition from United States Marine to a chemical engineer.
Raffaele Miceli: Internship in Quantum Computing Inspires New Ideas
Under the supervision of mentor Michael McGuigan of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI), Raffaele Miceli has been creating plots and figures to help communicate the results of complex calculations — a task called data visualization.
2019 Summer Intern Christopher Hayes Studies Charge Separation for Solar Energy
Christopher Hayes, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with degrees in chemistry and computer science, was a 2019 summer intern in the Chemistry Division at Brookhaven Lab through the U.S. Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program. Using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, he studied organic polymers "doped" with boron clusters to understand the energetics of electric charge transfer and escape that are relevant to solar cells.
2019 Summer Internship Programs at Brookhaven Lab
See the summer experiences of undergraduate and graduate interns along with university professors at Brookhaven National Laboratory who participated in scientific research programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Additional support for some of these programs was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education.
Brookhaven Co-Hosts 2018 U.S. DOE CyberForce Competition
In December 2018, five college teams came to Brookhaven Lab to participate in the CyberForce Competition, an annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored nationwide cyberdefense competition in which students defend a simulated energy infrastructure network from cyberattack. They competed against more than 50 teams hosted by six other national labs.
STEM Prep Summer Institute at Brookhaven National Laboratory
STEM Prep Summer Institute is a four-week science enrichment program for students who are members of an under-represented minority (African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander). The program consists of modules that cover topics in physics, biology, chemistry, scientific computing, and environmental science.
Inspiring Students to Pursue Graduate Studies: A Collaboration Between Brookhaven National Lab and Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
SUNO biology professor Murty Kambhampati brings his undergraduate students to Brookhaven Lab for summer research in natural resource management as part of a long-term collaboration that began between the two institutions following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Jim Powell: Maglev Pioneer
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first published paper on Maglev by retired Brookhaven Lab scientists Gordon Danby and James Powell. The two researchers invented and patented maglev technology — the suspension, guidance, and propulsion of vehicles by magnetic forces.
My Brother's Keeper: Welcome Ceremony & Discussion Panel
Celebrating the second anniversary of President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, Brookhaven National Laboratory collaborated with SUNY Old Westbury to bring more than 160 students from New York City and Long Island to the Laboratory for a day of mentorship and engagement in science.
2015 Open Space Stewardship Program Keynote Speech
During the ninth annual Open Space Stewardship Program (OSSP) celebration at Brookhaven Lab, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski presented the keynote speech. The OSSP was designed at the Lab to help local land stewards manage their properties with students who, as "citizen scientists," learn about the scientific process while going out to the field to collect useful data.
Photosynthesis, Earth Systems Models and the Arctic
Alistair Rogers, leader of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science & Technology Group, gave the morning keynote address at the 2014 Young Researchers Symposium.
Reflections on my Career in Science, Administration, and Service to the Nuclear Physics Community
Robert Tribble, deputy director for Science and Technology, gave the afternoon keynote address at the 2014 Young Researchers Symposium.
2013 Young Researcher Symposium: Welcoming Remarks
Brookhaven Lab hosted the second-annual Young Research Symposium on Nov. 15, 2013, to spotlight the Lab's youngest and brightest researchers. Berndt Mueller of Brookhaven Lab welcomed attendees and offered his outlook for the future of nuclear and particle physics.
2013 Young Researcher Symposium: Speaker SÃ©amus Davis
Brookhaven Lab hosted the second-annual Young Research Symposium on Nov. 15, 2013, to spotlight the Lab's youngest and brightest researchers. SÃ©amus Davis of Brookhaven Lab and Cornell University gave a talk, titled "That's Impossible," based on his research experiences.
2013 Young Researcher Symposium: Career Panel Discussion
Brookhaven Lab hosted the second-annual Young Research Symposium on Nov. 15, 2013, to spotlight the Lab's youngest and brightest researchers. Former researchers, postdocs, and interns answered questions about their work experiences in current science-related careers.
Young Researcher Symposium: Keynote Talk
Brookhaven Lab hosted the second-annual Young Research Symposium on Nov. 15, 2013, to spotlight the Lab's youngest and brightest researchers. Esther Takeuchi of Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University gave the keynote address about her research for better batteries, including one that powers implantable cardiac defibrillators that help prevent heart attacks.
2013 Young Researcher Symposium: A Message From the Director
Brookhaven Lab hosted the second-annual Young Research Symposium on Nov. 15, 2013, to spotlight the Lab's youngest and brightest researchers. Brookhaven Lab Director Doon Gibbs offered the closing remarks.
2012 Young Researcher Symposium: Speaker Shirley Johnson
On Nov. 30, 2012, BNL hosted the inaugural Young Research Symposium to spotlight the Labâ€™s youngest and brightest researchers. Shirley Johnson, who worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for 25 years, spoke of her experiences working at the IAEA and provided attendees with career-advancing advice.
2012 Young Researcher Symposium: Career Panel Discussion
On Nov. 30, 2012, BNL hosted the inaugural Young Research Symposium to spotlight the Labâ€™s youngest and brightest researchers. Former BNLers Carl Andre, Mark Doherty, Tianna Hicklin, Mathew Maye and Yolanda Small fielded questions from the audience about working in different science-related careers.
2012 Young Researcher Symposium: Keynote Talk
On Nov. 30, 2012, BNL hosted the inaugural Young Research Symposium to spotlight the Labâ€™s youngest and brightest researchers. Steve Vigdor, the Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics at the time of the symposium, gave the keynote talk, titled, â€œForging a Vision for the Future of Nuclear and Particle Physics at BNL.â€
2012 Young Researcher Symposium: A Message From the Director
On Nov. 30, 2012, BNL hosted the inaugural Young Research Symposium to spotlight the Labâ€™s youngest and brightest researchers. Sam Aronson, the Laboratory Director at the time of the symposium, spoke to attendees and mentioned the importance of postdocs in research.
Brookhaven Launches Program to Bring Big Science to Classrooms
A new program announced today at the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory will give high school teachers and their students access to multi-million-dollar instruments at one of the nations premier scientific facilities. In its first year, this program â€” Introducing Synchrotrons into the Classroom (InSynC) â€” is expected to engage dozens of teachers and students in hands-on experiments at Brookhavens National Synchrotron Light Source.
Particle Physics Masterclass
Students from six local high schools -- Farmingdale, Sachem East, Shoreham, Smithtown East, Ward Melville, and William Floyd -- came to Brookhaven National Laboratory to experience research with particle physicist Helio Takai. They were among more than 6,000 high school students from around the world who participated in the annual international Hands-on Particle Physics Masterclasses. In this program, now involving 23 countries, particle physicist mentors show the students how to use data gathered by the large particle collider experiments at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, to unravel hidden secrets of high energy physics.
RapiData: Program Overview
The weeklong crash course is designed to introduce participants to the best and latest equipment and techniques for macromolecular x-ray crystallography. The students also get to meet and learn from the leading developers of software in the field, and then actually use the NSLS beamlines to collect data. The course is offered by Brookhaven Labs Biology and National Synchrotron Light Source departments, and reflects an educational component of the PXRR (Macromolecular Crystallography Research Resource), funded jointly by the National Center for Research Resources a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Energys Office for Biological & Environmental Research.
Using the unique scientific tools and intellectual resources of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Office of Educational Programs prepares the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, and educators. Our team comprises scientists, science educators, and engineers to develop and facilitate workforce development and education initiatives that support the scientific mission of Brookhaven Lab and the U.S. Department of Energy.