Exploring Collaboration with MSIs in Nuclear and Particle Physics


This workshop provides an opportunity for Brookhaven Lab's Nuclear and Particle Physics Directorate to share the on-going research programs and projects in nuclear and particle physics, isotope research and production program, and various programs at the operating facilities with faculty and students from MSIs for exploration of future research collaborations. We will also share our experience with the current student programs for STEM workforce development. MSI faculty can present their research interest and plans for strengthening STEM workforce development with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Event ID: 44361

    • 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
      Registration check in 15m Physics Seminar Lounge (Bldg.510)

      Physics Seminar Lounge


    • 8:45 AM 11:15 AM
      BNL NPP Program
      Convener: Hong Ma (BNL)
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Panel Discussion 1h

      Moderator: Noel Blackburn, BNL Chief Diversity Officer

      Panel members:
      April Gillens, DOE Office of Isotope Program
      Sharon Stephenson, Paul Sorensen, DOE Office of Nuclear Physics
      Alan Stone, DOE Office of High Energy Physics

    • 12:00 PM 12:10 PM
      Group Photo 10m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 1:30 PM 5:40 PM
      Convener: Mateus Carneiro (BNL)
      • 1:30 PM
        Physics Dept. 40m
      • 2:10 PM
        Walk to Bldg. 725, CSI 10m
      • 2:20 PM
        Bldg. 725, CSI 40m


      • 3:00 PM
        Bus transportation to Bldg. 911B 10m

        CAD Main Control Room

      • 3:10 PM
        Bldg. 911B CAD Main Control Room 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Networking and connections 30m
    • 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
      Reception 2h Physics Seminar Lounge (Bldg.510)

      Physics Seminar Lounge


  • Wednesday, July 19
    • 8:30 AM 11:50 AM
      MSI presentations on Research and STEM workforce development
      Convener: Stacyann Nelson (PHENIX, sPHENIX)
      • 8:30 AM
        The Challenges and Opportunities of training minority students in nuclear science at Georgia State University 15m
        Speaker: Xiaochun He (Georgia State University)
      • 8:45 AM
        Establishing Nuclear Physics Education and Research at Texas Southern University 15m
        Speaker: Mark Harvey (Texas Southern University)
      • 9:00 AM
        Promoting Undergraduate Minority Persistence in Nuclear Physics 15m
        Speaker: Mohammad Ahmed (North Carolina Central University)
      • 9:15 AM
        Wellesley College: our students, our faculty, and ample opportunities for collaboration 15m
        Speaker: James Battat (Wellesley College)
      • 9:30 AM
        Lessons learned - Experimental Nuclear Physics at Howard University 2015 - 2023 15m
        Speaker: Marcus Alfred (Howard University)
      • 9:45 AM
        Promoting underrepresented group participation in nuclear physics at FIU 15m
        Speaker: Lei Guo (Florida International University)
      • 10:00 AM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 10:30 AM
        Scope of Nuclear Physics Teaching & Research at UPR: Opportunities & Obstacles 15m
        Speaker: Ratnakar Palai (University of Puerto Rico)
      • 10:45 AM
        Physics at SUNY Old Westbury 15m
        Speaker: John Estes (SUNY Old Westbury)
      • 11:00 AM
        Facilitating Radioisotope Production Research Opportunities at Lehman College 15m
        Speaker: Melissa Deri (Lehman College )
      • 11:15 AM
        The Next Generation of Physics at Morgan State University. 20m
        Speaker: Willie Rockward (Morgan State University)
      • 11:35 AM
        Building Radioisotope Research and Education Capacity and Expertise at Alcorn State University 15m
        Speaker: Thomas Ondera (Alcorn State University)
    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:00 PM 2:50 PM
      Student programs
      Convener: Mickey Chiu (Brookhaven National Lab)
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
      Summary and next steps 1h
      Speakers: Mickey Chiu (Brookhaven National Lab), Stacyann Nelson (PHENIX, sPHENIX)