EXCEL Students Learn How to Pitch Tents with BNL’s Bronson

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Scott Bronson, the manager for Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Office of Educational Programs, paid another visit to middle school students in the EXCEL program as part of the ongoing “Inventing Self” series of inspirational guest lectures. Bronson discussed wilderness survival with the students, including hands-on instruction in pitching a tent and staying warm in adverse conditions.

The Battelle Memorial Institute named Bronson as Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Inventor of the Year in 2006 for his work in developing educational laboratory science kits. Prior to joining BNL, Bronson served as education coordinator for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Dolan DNA Learning Center and appeared on “The Gene Hunters” episode of PBS show “Scientific American Frontiers” and California Newsreel’s “Race: The Power of an Illusion” documentary.