2020 Lin Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday, 10/9

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Mow Shiah Lin

The Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship, sponsored by Brookhaven Lab’s Asian Pacific American Association (APAA) Employee Resource Group, will this year be awarded to four graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University. The awardees—Erwei Huang, Shruti Iyer, Bingchen Li, and Sha Tan—will be recognized during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be hosted online via Zoom web conference.

All are invited to attend.

About the Awardees

Huang is pursuing his Ph.D. at Brookhaven Lab with Ping Liu as his advisor. Iyer is pursuing her Ph.D. with Richard McCombie at the McCombie Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Li’s Ph.D. research is with Erwin London as advisor at Stony Brook University. Tan is conducting her Ph.D. research with Xiao-Qing Yang at Brookhaven Lab.

The 2020 awardees were chosen by Brookhaven Lab scientists and members of the APAA. Selection criteria include academic records, references, career goals, civic/volunteer activities, and other factors deemed appropriate by the selection committee.

For more information, contact Susan Eng Wong at sge@bnl.gov.

About Mow Shiah Lin and the APAA

Mow Shiah Lin began his career at Brookhaven Lab in 1975 as a postdoctoral fellow, and he advanced to co-lead a research team working with an environmental remediation company to use selected bacteria to convert toxic oil wastes, such as used motor oils, into useful products. In 2001, Lin shared an R&D 100 Award, given by R&D Magazine to honor the top 100 technological achievements of the year, for a technology to recover silica from geothermal brine. Lin died suddenly from a brain aneurysm at the height of his career in 2003, and his fellow employees, friends, and family contributed funds to establish the scholarship.

The Asian Pacific American Association is one of seven employee resource groups, supporting an inclusive work environment and diverse workforce at Brookhaven Lab. The APAA promotes unity and awareness through educational, cultural, and social programs; the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events; and through discussion of issues that affect the Asian Pacific American community at the Laboratory.

About Brookhaven Lab

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