Statement from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Continued Partnership between Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory

November 12, 2014

“Today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that Stony Brook University will continue managing and operating Brookhaven National Laboratory is a tremendous win for the State University of New York, Long Island, and all of New York State.

“The Lab's internationally renowned researchers and facilities are driving innovation, discovery, and economic activity. By extending SUNY’s partnership with the Lab, Stony Brook University students will have unprecedented access to internships and job training in cutting-edge fields, and faculty can continue to collaborate with top scientists and pursue research in highly specialized laboratories on the most advanced equipment in the world.

“Congratulations to President Stanley and the entire leadership team at Stony Brook University on this outstanding achievement.”

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