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Welcome Educators

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Brookhaven National Laboratory is hosting hybrid educator training, “Biogeochemical Multimodal Imaging”, June 27–30, 2022. The training is centered on applications in biogeochemical imaging and the development of student research projects at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II) and Center for Nanomaterials (CFN). There is no cost to participate in the workshop. To participate in the workshop, the school district must have a signed user agreement with BNL. Many school districts have user agreements in place. If your do not, contact the Training Coordinator. Sample User Agreement

Educators may register a maximum of 2 students to participate in the training sessions. Students must have completed biology and/or chemistry and must be no younger than 15 years old at the start of the workshop. Alternately, teachers may participate with a colleague from their school. 

A maximum of 6 teams (18 participants) will be accepted with priority given to teacher/student teams. The application must be completed by the lead teacher. The workshop is planned to be hybrid, with potential for teachers and students to come on-site at specificized dates if conditions permit.

To be considered, please complete this online registration. There is no charge to participate in the workshop. Upon completion of the training, teachers will receive 16 in-service credit hours.

Training Details

  • Title: Biogeochemical Multimodal Imaging
  • Dates: June 27–30, 2022
  • Time: See agenda
  • Audience: High school biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science and research teachers
  • Professional Development Credit: 16 hours

Agenda Overview

Learn what is happening at Brookhaven National Laboratory Users Facilities. At the National Synchrotron Light Source-II, light allows us to explore the fascinating world of atoms, molecules, and cells. At the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, explore the fascinating world where materials span only billionths of a meter in size. To see them requires specialized instruments like electron microscopes, which use electrons instead of light for imaging. Lectures and laboratory activities will introduce participants to sample preparation, data collection and data analysis in microscopy, imaging, and X-ray powder diffraction. One of the aims is that teachers participating in this workshop will be able to lead their students to conduct experiments at the National Synchrotron Light Source II and Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Participants will be introduced to the process of becoming a user and submitting user proposals.

Join the Event

The connection information will be provided via email to registrants prior to the event. Please do not give out this connection information. It is only for registered attendees. Contact the training coordinator if you have questions or having connection issues.


Important Dates

April 5, 2022 Teacher registration opens
May 20, 2022 Teacher registration closes
June 1, 2022 Notification of Selection
June 13, 2022 Additional guest registration for non-U.S. citizens closes

Training Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.