Unique ‘Partners in Science’ opportunity for two High School students

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Two students from the high school visited Brookhaven National Laboratory in December for the Partners in Science program. Junior Reid Biondo and sophomore Hana Ali applied to be a part of the program that grants select high school students who are working on approved science projects access to the vast BNL scientific database of reference and research materials.

Sponsored by the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System and the internationally renowned research facility, they were accompanied by Middle School/High School library media specialist Mary LaSita. Both students have independent research projects under the leadership of science teacher Michel Krivosta. LaSita and Krivosta have collaborated and attended the program with students for the past three years.

While at BNL, the students toured the electron storage ring, the National Synchrotron Light Source II and attended a lunch with an environmental scientist and LaSita. The highlight of their visit was the opportunity to speak with a BNL research librarian about the research process, culling through extensive academic materials and the facility’s scientific databases. The students now have the opportunity to access the lab on school breaks and after school to continue their research.