Suffolk County Community College’s Lucia Mallozzi, of Ronkonkoma, was recently named first runner up in the Enabling Clean Energy Development poster category at the annual Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Intern Expo and Poster Session. Mallozzi went to INL as a Department of Energy Office of Science Community College Intern studying physical and geological sciences. Her poster was “Quantifying Isobutene Leakage Rates from Binary Geothermal Power Plants.”
“We are proud of Lucia’s drive and achievement,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. McKay said that Suffolk is a STEM leader and major student pipeline to the nation’s national laboratories as well as preparing students with advanced skills for careers in STEM fields.
“Since 2004,” McKay said, “Suffolk County Community College has been one of the strongest pipelines of interns to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and second only to Stony Brook University in total number of participants in BNL research programs,” McKay said.
McKay added that the college’s impressive and long standing record in achieving these research internships includes strong Ivy League competitors such as MIT, Yale, Cornell and others.
Since 2007, more than 120 Suffolk County Community College STEM scholars have been awarded competitive and paid research internships at DOE laboratories ranging from Brookhaven National Laboratory to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico