New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul Meets Students, Scientists at Brookhaven Lab

On August 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul, Jeffery Lewis, her director of external affairs, and Governor Cuomo’s Suffolk County regional representative Vanessa Lockel.  During a one-hour visit, the Lt. Governor covered a lot of ground.

Accompanied by Lab and DOE-Brookhaven Site Office leadership, Hochul met with several of the Lab’s summer students, some of whom displayed posters detailing their summer research projects, on topics ranging from nanoscience to nuclear physics. Hochul also spoke with students working on a beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II—a DOE Office of Science User Facility—and participated in a roundtable discussion on women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields with several of the Lab’s female scientists and operations managers.

“The Lab plays an important role in developing a local, regional and national scientific and engineering workforce,” said Ken White, manager of the Lab’s Office of Educational Programs.  “It was an honor to have Lt. Governor Hochul visit and recognize the talented students who collaborated on research here this summer as well as our women in STEM careers.  We know she is committed to a strong and diverse STEM workforce and is working hard to ensure all New York State students have every opportunity to succeed.“

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