Meet BSA's 2022 Scholarship Awardees
June 27, 2022
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), which manages Brookhaven Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy through a partnership between Battelle and Stony Brook University, has announced the 2022 BSA Scholarship awardees. These annual scholarships are awarded to children of employees and retirees at the Lab—a longstanding tradition that began at Brookhaven in 1965.
Brookhaven Lab Director and BSA President Doon Gibbs said, "BSA is recognizing these students for their remarkable academic achievements, school and community activities, leadership, and creativity. As they take their next steps toward the future, I congratulate each of them—and their families, too. Best wishes to all."
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. The BSA scholars who are admitted and enroll as full-time students at Stony Brook University receive a matching scholarship from the university. International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) administers the BSA Scholarships. Winners are selected by an independent scholarship committee that reports to ISTS.
- Jasmine Adams is the daughter of Julian Adams at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). She lives in Port Jefferson and will graduate from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School. She will attend The College of New Jersey and major in biomedical engineering for a career in engineering.
- Teresa Adams, who lives in Shoreham and will graduate from Shoreham-Wading River High School, is the daughter of Petra Adams in the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) and David Adams of the Physics Department. She will attend New York University, focusing on pre-professional medicine for a career in medicine.
- Sonya Bacha lives in Holbrook, attends Sachem High School North, and is the daughter of Belkacem Bacha of NSLS-II. She will attend Hunter College and major in biological sciences for a career in the field of medicine.
- James Burns of West Islip is a senior at West Islip High School and the son of Russell Burns of the Physics Department. He plans to major in aviation administration at Farmingdale State College to become an air traffic controller.
- Lawrence Chai is the son of Jin Chai and Xiaohong Yu in the Biology Department. He lives in Mount Sinai and attends Robert M. Grable Jr. Mount Sinai High School. He will attend Stanford University.
- Catherine Conlin—daughter of Kathleen Didie in the Fiscal Services Division—lives in Northport and attends Northport High School. She will attend Binghamton University to major in psychology to become a therapist.
- Connor Gormley lives in East Moriches and attends Westhampton Beach High School. His father, Joseph Gormley, works at NSLS-II. He will attend SUNY Oneonta to major in business.
- Patrick Hocker is the son of Henry Hocker in the Superconducting Magnet Division. He lives in Bohemia and will graduate from Connetquot High School. He will attend Stony Brook University to major in mechanical engineering.
- Alexander Lin, who lives in East Setauket and attends Ward Melville High School, is the son of Wuyin Lin in the Environmental and Climate Sciences Department. He will attend Vanderbilt University.
- Ziqi "Catherine" Ma of Stony Brook attends Ward Melville High School. She is the daughter of Jun Ma at NSLS-II and Yingzi "Iris" Wu of the Physics Department. She will attend the Pomona College.
- Joseph Morello is the son of Lisa Morello in the Budget Office and grandson of Eileen Morello of the Physics Department. He lives in Manorville and is this year's salutatorian at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School. He will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to major in biomedical engineering and minor in music theory. He plans to work in the field of tissue engineering.
- Kevin Ohlsen, who lives in Shirley and will graduate from William Floyd High School, is the son of Maria Ohlsen of the Director's Office and Richard Ohlsen in the Radiological Controls Division. He will attend Norwich University, major in mechanical engineering, and is working toward a career in engineering.
- Iana Podobedov lives in East Setauket, attends Ward Melville High School, and is the daughter of Boris Podobedov of the Electron-Ion Collider. She will attend Columbia University to major in mechanical engineering.
- Charlie Schmatz of Garden City is a senior at Chaminade High School and the son of Trenton Schmatz of the Counterintelligence Office. He plans to major in communication at Villanova University.
- Jack Schmatz is also the son of Trenton Schmatz of the Counterintelligence Office, lives in Garden City, and attends Chaminade High School. He will attend the College of William & Mary to major in business.
- Arik Sen—son of Avijit Sen in the Office of Research Partnerships and Technology Transfer—lives in Port Jefferson and attends Earl L. Vandermeulen High School. He will attend Lehigh University to double major in mechanical engineering and finance.
- Rylie Lynn Sikeotis lives in Bellport and attends Bellport High School. Her father, Jesse Jimenez, works in the Laboratory Protection Division. She will attend Louisiana State University to major in kinesiology to become an athletic trainer.
- Keira Talty is the daughter of Patrick Talty in the Collider-Accelerator Department. She lives in Mineola and will graduate from Mineola High School. She will attend Binghamton University to major in computer science for a career in cybersecurity.
- Noah Wilson, who lives in Mount Sinai and attends Mount Sinai High School, is the son of King Wilson at NSLS-II. He will attend Cornell University to major in engineering physics.
- Evalina Zanoni, daughter of Firoza Zanoni of the Safety and Health Services Division, lives in Port Jefferson Station and attends Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip. She will major in business management as a student in Sacred Heart University's honors program.
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