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Meet Brookhaven Science Associates' 2016 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 2016 BSA Scholarship awardees. These annual scholarships are awarded to children of BSA employees at the Lab—a longstanding tradition that began at Brookhaven in 1965.

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. In addition, BSA scholars who are admitted and enroll as fulltime students at Stony Brook University in the fall of 2015 will receive a matching scholarship from Stony Brook, according to President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

"On behalf of Brookhaven Science Associates, congratulations to the 2016 BSA Scholars," said Dr. Stanley, who is also chair of BSA. “BSA is proud to support these remarkable students on their journey to success as they pursue higher education."

BSA scholars

1. Matthew Almond, who lives in Center Moriches and will soon graduate from Center Moriches High School, is the son of John Almond at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). He will attend Stony Brook University and plans to major in applied mathematics.

2. Eleni Aneziris, daughter of Wei Chen of the Physics Department and Instrumentation Division, lives in East Setauket and attends Ward Melville High School. She will major in comparative literature at Stanford University.

3. Akhila Chilakala attends Commack High School, lives in Commack, and is the daughter of Srikantha Reddy Chilakala of the Safety & Health Services Division. She will attend the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine for the bachelor of science/M.D. program for a career in medicine.

4. Peter Cook, a senior at Riverhead High School and resident of Wading River, is the son of Andrew Cook from the Chemistry Department. Peter intends to study electrical engineering at Cornell University.

5. Ruojing Fang lives in Ridge, attends Longwood High School, and her mother is Wei Wu of the Environmental & Climate Sciences Department. She will attend Columbia University and plans to major in biology for a career in medicine.

6. Jared Remien, son of Jason Remien of the Environmental Protection Division, lives in East Patchogue and attends Patchogue-Medford High School. He will attend the University of Maryland, College Park to major in business for a career in finance.

7. Dawn Rochon, who lives in Cutchogue and attends Mattituck High School, is the daughter of Craig Rochon of the Energy & Utilities Division. She will attend Quinnipiac University to major in occupational therapy.

8. Emma Todd of Northport and Northport High School is the daughter of Robert Todd at NSLS-II. She will attend Stony Brook University to major in mathematics.

9. Fangrui Tong, a senior at Ward Melville High School and resident of South Setauket, is the daughter of Xiao Tong at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. She will attend Brown University to major in computer science.

10. Emma van Nieuwenhuizen, daughter of Gerrit van Nieuwenhuizen of the Physics Department, lives in Shirley and attends William Floyd High School. She will be attending Stony Brook University and will major in biomedical engineering.

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