Meet Brookhaven Science Associates' 2018 College Scholarship Awardees

Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company that manages Brookhaven Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy through a partnership between Battelle and Stony Brook University, has announced the 2018 BSA Scholarship awardees. These annual scholarships are awarded to children of employees at the Lab—a longstanding tradition that began at Brookhaven in 1965.

"On behalf of Brookhaven Science Associates, congratulations to the 2018 BSA Scholars and their parents," said Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, President, Stony Brook University, who is also chair of BSA. “BSA is proud to support these remarkable students on their journey to success as they pursue higher education."

"I congratulate this year's BSA scholars for all they have accomplished and the bright futures before them," said Doon Gibbs, Brookhaven Lab Director and BSA President. "BSA is honored to recognize these scholars, who are working toward exciting, fulfilling futures. This is a time for students—and their families—to look back, look ahead, and celebrate. Congratulations!"

Each BSA scholar is a high school senior who will receive $2,500 per year for up to four years of study at the college or university of his or her choice. BSA scholars who are admitted and enroll as full-time students at Stony Brook University in the fall of 2018 will receive a matching scholarship from the university, according to Stanley.

2018 BSA Scholarship Recipients

1. Claire Cai, who lives in Mount Sinai and will soon graduate from Mount Sinai High School, is the daughter of Yong Cai at the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Claire will attend Northwestern University and plans to major in music and economics.

2. Keyi Chen, son of Hucheng Chen in the Physics Department, lives in Wading River and attends Shoreham-Wading River High School. He will major in physics at Johns Hopkins University, aiming to become a professor or scientist.

3. Clara Dunlop attends Miller Place High School, lives in Miller Place, and is the daughter of Jamie Dunlop of the Physics Department. Clara will attend the Honors College at Stony Brook University to major in linguistics for a career in translation.

4. Kai Hatcher, a senior at Bellport High School and Bellport resident, is the daughter of LaRosa Collins, who works in the Research Library of the Information Technology Division. Kai will major in history at St. Joseph’s College.

5. Allen Liu lives in Rocky Point, attends Rocky Point High School, and his father is Chang-Jun Liu from the Biology Department. Allen will attend Purdue University to major in electrical and computer engineering.

6. Kayli Manalo, daughter of Cris Manalo in the Collider-Accelerator Department, lives in Holtsville and goes to Sachem East High School. She will attend Stony Brook University to major in biomedical engineering, focusing on molecular and cellular bioengineering.

7. Jade Pinkenberg, who lives in Rocky Point and attends Rocky Point High School, is the son of Chris Pinkenburg of the Physics Department. Jade will study biomedical engineering at Cornell University for a career in research.

8. Calvin Schmalzle of Shoreham and Shoreham-Wading River High School is the son of Jesse Schmalzle in the Superconducting Magnet Division. He intends to major in mechanical engineering at Clarkson University for a career as an engineer.

9. Luigia Than, a senior at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School and resident of Port Jefferson, is the daughter of Roberto Than in the Collider-Accelerator Department. She will attend Stony Brook University to major in electrical engineering.

10. Michael Zhao, son of Zhi Zhao in the Collider-Accelerator Department, lives in Ithaca and attends Ithaca High School. Michael will attend Cornell University and will major in mathematics.

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