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2019 Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry (NCSS)

General Information


Location & Directions

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973 USA

Participants will meet at the Isotope Research Facility (Bldg. 801), located on Rutherford Drive.

  • Rooms: 2-31 and 2-40

Directions to the program (https://www.bnl.gov/maps/801map.php) and Brookhaven Lab (www.bnl.gov/maps/).

No Food Service at Brookhaven Lab

There is currently no food service available Brookhaven Lab at this time. Food Options

Individuals or groups can order food to be delivered by external businesses or through apps such as GrubHub (https://www.grubhub.com) or DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com).

Food Delivery Guidelines: Please refer to the following food service web page that will provide information on how these food external delivery services will work and other available food options.

Free coffee and tea will be provided from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. daily in the Berkner Hall cafeteria area.

Given this situation with no available meals, individuals who do not have or use food delivery phone apps may prefer to have their own rental car.

Vending Service Machines (pdf) are located in high population areas throughout the site. Machines located in the Post Office, Building 179 and the Research Support Building, Building 400 are available 24-hours 7 days per week. A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at these locations. Overnight guests can prepare these items in the dorms and apartments, where they have access to full kitchens.

For guests arriving on-site afterhours, the Guest, User, Visitor Center provides a list of restaurants and off-site food in the local area.

Guests planning to be on-site without vehicles for more than a day or two can also take advantage of the Lab's shopping shuttle service, which runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, dropping off and picking up at Southport Plaza Shopping Center in Shirley. There, they can buy groceries at the Stop & Shop supermarket, and other necessities at Kohl's department store and more than 30 other stores.

Please contact Guest Services at (631) 344-3545 or email comas@bnl.gov with any issues, comments, or suggestions.

Computer Access

If attendees bring laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. that will require internet access during the program, then these devices must be registered in BNL's Network Access Registration database in order to access the internet.

Show Access Instructions

Registering your computer device can be done via the device's web browser upon first connecting to BNL's network; however, the registration process will require a BNL life or guest number.

If you do not have a BNL-assigned life or guest number, a specially generated conference key will be provided to you on the first day of the program. This conference key is only valid during the actual days of the program. Please use this conference key in place of the BNL-assigned life or guest number.

Note: Attendees will only have 15 minutes to complete their computer registration. Computers will be blocked if registration is not complete in time. Please make sure you understand the process before starting or ask for assistance.

Windows Users: Only computers running Windows 7 and higher will be able to get internet access

If you have the conference key for your program and still experience connection problems, please contact the ITD Helpdesk (www.bnl.gov/itd/helpdesk/) (631.344.5522, itdhelp@bnl.gov) for assistance.

Faxing Documents

For those who require faxing services, use the Office of Educational Program's (OEP) fax number: 631-344-5832. For receiving faxes, instruct the sender to clearly label the fax in a bold header: "Attn: NCSS Program." To send faxes, go to the OEP office during normal business hours.

Weather Conditions at Brookhaven Lab

Please always dress accordingly. If there is very inclement weather, please check the Brookhaven Lab homepage for possible delayed opening or closing information. You may also call 1-631-344-4636 (INFO) from any off-site telephone or cell phone and extension x4636 (INFO) from an on-site Brookhaven Lab telephone.

Access to BNL

  • Participants must follow the instructions in the letter sent jointly by the Program Director and the Office of Educational Programs.
  • When you arrive at Brookhaven Lab's main gate, please inform the guard you are attending the 2019 Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry (NCSS) program. Note, you may be requested to check in at the security trailer or, if after normal business hours, at the Police Headquarters.
  • All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring photo-identification. View Requirements (www.bnl.gov/guv/id.php)

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Last Modified: May 07, 2019