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BNL FaST: Faculty and Student Teams for undergraduates and recents grads (10 weeks)
Funded Opportunities at Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Department Of Energy has established a national program entitled the Faculty and Student Teams Program (FaST) offering faculty and student team appointments for the summer semester. Selected faculty and student participants will be associated with members of the Brookhaven National Laboratory scientific and professional staff in an educational training program developed to give research experience in areas of chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high- and low-energy particle accelerators, and science writing. $4,000 stipend plus up to $500 for travel.
BNL PST: Pre-Service Teacher Program (10 weeks, summer)
A program with the National Science Foundation Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. Teachers in training are paired with scientist mentors as well as master teachers and immersed in the research environment. They join a team of Department Of Energy (DOE) scientists in performing cutting-edge research. Student teachers return to the class well grounded not only in the skills and knowledge base required of a scientist, but also in practical experience they can apply to a classroom environment and make it real. $4,000 stipend plus up to $500 for travel.
BNL LSTPD: Laboratory Science Teacher Professional Development Program for In-Service Teachers (4 weeks)
This program provides special training and research experiences to in-service science, mathematics, and technology teachers at the DOE national laboratories. Participating teachers receive a stipend, a housing allowance, and travel expenses. They will spend four weeks in the summer at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Participating teachers will be eligible to receive follow-on grants for projects to be carried out in their schools. Teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to participate in successive years for a total of three years.
BNL SULI: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established a national program titled the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). Under it, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and other labs offer student appointments for spring, summer, and fall terms. Participants will be associated with members of the scientific and professional staff in an educational program developed to give research experience in areas of chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high- and low-energy particle accelerators, and science writing.
BNL College Mini-Semester
Students spend one week at BNL during the winter break and participate in an
environmental research project. Students also interact with Laboratory staff
members, attend lectures on current projects and are guided on tours of Laboratory
facilities to witness scientific research in progress. Students are encouraged to
apply for 16-week academic semester programs and for 10-week summer programs.
Students are expected to participate in a team research experience and present their
BNL High School Research Program (HSRP)
Students must be at least 16 years old and either US citizens or PRAs (Permanent Resident Aliens). An attempt will be made to match a placement with the student's expressed interest, but that is not always possible. BNL's primary focus as an institution is research and development. Student interns participate in ongoing programs. Therefore, for those students who are applying specifically to do a project for a competition such as Intel, Westinghouse or Duracell, we cannot guarantee that an internship will lead to a competitive project, per se.
Students who are accepted for and in turn accept an internship will receive a guest
appointment, and must complete BNL's orientation and safety training. The safety
training is given only at set times. Students may have to miss school to attend the
training. Due to heightened safety regulations, students under the age of 18 may not
be allowed to do certain tasks or work with certain chemicals or reagents that may be
permitted in other venues, such as high school or university labs. BNL does not provide
transportation for the student.
BNL Minority High School Apprenticeship Program (MHSAP)
This program offers research apprenticeships to students who have completed 9th grade during the 04-05 academic year and are an under-represented minority (African Ancestry, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander). Students should have demonstrated ability and/or potential in science-oriented studies and activities. Each high school in Suffolk County and Inner City Outreach schools are invited to submit nominees for participation. Approximately 15 students are selected to participate in a four-week program. The program consists of four one-week modules of instruction: physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science.