Annalise Van Wyngarden, a Hope College junior from Caledonia, has been awarded a fellowship valued in excess of $10,000 to attend the 1999 Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, N.Y., from June 21 through July 30.
She is one of just 12 fellowship recipients chosen
The intensive, six-week school consists of both
lecture and laboratory work on the fundamentals of nuclear
science and its applications to nuclear medicine and related
fields. In addition to the formal instruction, the program
will include research site visits, a guest lecture series
and the opportunity to meet and interact with prominent
research scientists working in nuclear and radiochemistry.
Graduates of the 1999 school will be encouraged to
join a research project during the following summer at a
university or federal research institution. They will
receive assistance in securing summer research positions and
admission to Ph.D. or M.D. programs in nuclear science at
The program was founded by the Division of Nuclear
Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society
(ACS) as an educational outreach activity to promote
interest in nuclear science and to provide trained personnel
to meet the nation's needs in nuclear research, the nuclear
power industry, nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceuticals,
and the federally funded national laboratories.
The fellowship includes transportation to and from
the school, room and board, books, laboratory supplies, and
the costs of instruction and tuition for the six units of
transferable college credit awarded through the ACS
accredited chemistry program at the State University of New
York at Stony Brook. Funding is provided by the U.S.
Department of Energy and administered through the ACS.
Van Wyngarden is the daughter of Walter and Isla
Van Wyngarden of Caledonia, and is a 1996 graduate of South
Christian High School. She is a double major in chemistry
and Spanish, and has been doing research since her freshman
year with Dr. Graham Peaslee in the department of chemistry
at Hope. She is currently studying in Salamanca, Spain, for