General Lab Information

Welcome Educators

The 2020 NSLS-II Teacher Workshop, originally scheduled for June, has been postponed to a date, still to be determined, later this year. We look forward to seeing you then!

Brookhaven National Laboratory is hosting a teacher training, Biogeochemical Imaging in a New Light on later this year. The training is centered on the applications in biogeochemical imaging and the development of student research projects at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). Upon completion of the training, teachers will receive 12 in-service credits.

High school biology, chemistry, environmental science and research teachers are invited to apply. Teachers may bring a maximum of two students to accompany them during training. Alternately, teachers may participate with a colleague from their school. A maximum of six teams will be accepted with priority given to teacher/student teams. Students must have completed biology and/or chemistry at the start of this program.

Training Details

  • Title: Biogeochemical Imaging in a New Light
  • Dates: July 27–30, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
  • Audience: H.S. biology chemistry, and research teachers
  • Professional Development Credit: 12 hours
  • Application Deadline: To be announced
  • Notification of Selection: To be announced


Learn what is happening at the new source of light at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At the National Synchrotron Light Source II, light allows us to explore the fascinating world of atoms, molecules and cells. Lectures and hands-on laboratory activities will introduce participants to sample preparation, data collection, and data analysis methods in protein crystallography. Participants will have the opportunity to carry out experiments in protein crystallography. One of the aims is that teachers participating in this workshop will be able to lead their students to conduct experiments or contribute to ongoing research at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.

Agenda Overview

Lecture topics principles of imaging and synchrotron radiation, Infrared, hard and tender X-ray Microspectroscopy, X-ray Microdiffraction, data analysis, and developing proposals for research at the NSLS-II. Participants will gain firsthand knowledge through hands-on laboratory activities in sample preparation, imaging, data collection, and data analysis.


Note: This event falls under Exemption D. Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference. The exception would include activities such as regular courses of instructions or training seminars at the National Center and the HAMMER training facility at Hanford, and regular courses of instruction or training seminars conducted by the office of Management for Acquisitions, workforce related to the core activities of the department.