KCC Professor And Two Students To Conduct Research At Brookhaven National Laboratory

March 31, 2008 | Kingsborough Community College

Dr. John Mikalopas, chairman, Kingsborough Department of Physical Sciences, recently announced that Professor Varattur Reddy and two students, Misbah Howard and Mickdy Milien, have been selected to participate in the FaST (Faculty and Student Teams) program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for the summer semester.
FaST is a highly competitive program that will allow the professor and students to do research with some of the best scientists in the world.
The focus of Kingsborough’s research team at BNL will be Photoinduced Hydrogen Atom Transfer from Novel Ruthenium Carbonyl Clusters.
The FaST Program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Faculty from colleges and universities with limited research facilities and those institutions serving populations — women and minorities — underrepresented in the fields of science, engineering and
technology are encouraged to apply for the program.
Professor Reddy and his two students will be associated with members of the BNL scientific and professional staff in an educational training program developed to give research experience in area of chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine applied mathematics, high-and low-energy particle accelerators and science writing.
The Kingsborough team will participate in a cutting-edge scientific research program, in collaboration with a BNL researcher—a project mutually agreed upon by the professor and researcher prior to their arrival at BNL.
BNL attracts visiting scientists and university faculty from across the United States and the world. They are treated as colleagues in their research group and as a full member of the BNL community. They are able to attend or take part in scientific seminars, visit major BNL facilities, and interact with other undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, and technical staff, as well as their immediate research group.
FaST students will have the opportunity to present their research results verbally and/or in writing. The research papers of participants may appear in the DOE scientific journal for undergraduate students.
The goals of FaST at BNL are to offer a specific learning experience for students and a sustainable relationship between faculty and BNL researcher for future collaborative efforts.