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A Summer of Science: Three SJC Long Island students served internships at Brookhaven National Lab this summer

Three students from SJC Long Island participated this summer in the 2018 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) in Upton, New York.

The internship program — open to college students across the country — kicked off June 4 and concluded Aug. 10. The students presented their research findings during a poster session last Thursday.

“BNL is one of only 10 major research labs in the United States, so it is very prestigious,” said Sister Jane Fritz, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at SJC Long Island. “The interns gain extraordinary experience working with world famous scientists and researchers. They learn concepts and work with equipment far beyond those of a typical college classroom. For many, this is the beginning of a career path.”

As many as seven St. Joseph’s College students get accepted into this highly competitive internship each year, according to S. Jane. An informal collaboration has existed between St. Joseph’s and BNL for over two decades. In addition to choosing St. Joseph’s students as interns and employing graduates of the College, they have also aided the institution in receiving major grants through writing letters of support.

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