College scholar gets research post at Brookhaven Labs

College Scholar Scott Gordon at 2008's Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award Dinner

College Scholar Scott Gordon at 2008's Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award Dinner

Steere Family Foundation College Scholar, Scott Gordon, spent the summer of 2009 at Brookhaven National Labratories’ Center for Functional Nanomaterials studying nanostructured photovoltaic devices.

Inclusion in this program is a prestigious assignment for the chemistry major who only just completed his freshman year.

Scott admits, “We spend a lot of time scratching our heads trying to figure things out, but inevitably we learn something new at the end of every day. This is the best on-the-job experience I could hope for.”

For those of you scratching your heads about what “nanostructured photovoltaic devices” could possibly be, they are equipment related to solar energy conversion – much-needed materials in this “green” age.

Scott is the son of Howard Gordon, an Emergency Medical Technician with the FDNY.

Justyna Widera, Scott’s Professor at Adelphi University, says that he seems comfortable in the research setting, and is enthusiastic and diligent in his work.  We expected no less.

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