SJC Students Complete Summer Research Program at Brookhaven National Lab

September 23, 2014

Patchogue, N.Y. – September 23, 2014St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that four undergraduate students from its Long Island Campus recently participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program at Brookhaven National Lab in Upton, New York. The SJC students were among an elite group of students from other institutions including, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York, Princeton, Cornell, Fordham, Hofstra and Stony Brook universities.  

Eric Ruhoy ’15, James Young ’15, Thomas Smith ’15 and Daniel Cisek ’15 are mathematics and computer science majors at SJC. Each of them was involved in a different area of research enabling them to solve real world problems, such as safeguarding nuclear materials, studying microscopic protein crystal structures and monitoring global climate change and weather prediction. Each of their research projects was presented at the Brookhaven National Lab Symposium in August 2014.

“The internships offered at Brookhaven are awarded on a nationally competitive basis, but our students are continually chosen for these exciting summer programs,” said S. Jane Fritz, professor of mathematics and computer science at SJC. “This year’s program allowed participants to be mentored by research scientists and gain valuable experience and knowledge. We are so proud of the work that SJC students can accomplish.”

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located in the center of Long Island, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. Their award-winning history stretches back to 1947, and they continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.