February 2, 2012
Suffolk County legislators from several districts across the county recently visited BNL to learn more about the Lab’s economic impact on Long Island and BNL research accomplishments and activities, especially in the field of energy research. An overview was provided on the Brookhaven Lab - Stony Brook University Smarter Grid Research, Innovation, Development, Demonstration, Deployment Center (SGRID3), and the LI STEM Hub, a new program promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to help build LI’s workforce. SGRID3 and LI STEM Hub were both winners of funding through Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils. After the presentations, the group visited the site of the Long Island Solar Farm.
Pictured are from left, Gerald Stokes, Associate Laboratory Director for Global and Regional Solutions (BNL); Michael Bebon, Deputy Director for Operations (BNL); Doon Gibbs, Deputy Director for Science and Technology (BNL); Tom Muratore, Suffolk County Legislator, Legislative District (LD) 4-Ronkonkoma; Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Legislator, LD 6-Mount Sinai; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County legislator, LD 14-Babylon; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator, LD 7-Patchogue; Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislator, LD 5-Setauket; Sam Aronson, Director (BNL); Michael Deering, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Long Island Power Authority; and Robert Gordon, Director of the Business Management Division, Brookhaven Site Office, U.S. Department of Energy. Not pictured is Susan Eckert, a representative for Lynne Nowick, Suffolk County Legislator, LD 13-Saint James.
2012-2851 | INT/EXT | Media & Communications Office
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