High School Students Engage in Summer of Research

High School Students Engage in Summer of Research photo
Several Rocky Point High School students had the chance to participate in cutting-edge science research this summer as part of Brookhaven National Laboratory's High School Research Program. 

Students were selected to participate in this competitive six-week summer program after completing an application and securing recommendations. They each spent the summer doing research under the direction of a mentor at the lab, and presented their work at a poster session held in mid-August. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

The following students took part in this premier program: 

Allen Liu and Bryant Liu
Mentor: Shinjae Yoo
“Drug Effect Discovery on Brain Imaging Data”

Kyle Markland
Mentor: John Biemer
“Improving the Power Usage Effectiveness of BNL's Scientific Data and Computing Center”

Jade Pinkenburg
Mentor: Martin Purschke
“Evaluation of the Neutron and Antineutron Measurement Capabilities of the sPHENIX Calorimeter System”