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Clarkson Prof And Mentor From De Peyster Present Research At U.S. Capitol Tomorrow

Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Yuzhuo Li and Shannon Bice of De Peyster head to Washington, D.C., today for this week's Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) “Posters on the Hill” event.

Li advised Nazareth College student Bice last summer on her 12-week Clarkson undergraduate research project, “Chemical Mechanical Polishing for Computer Chip Manufacturing.” Her poster is one of 80 selected for display in a late afternoon reception at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Clarkson University sophomore Jeff Rockwell's research will be also presented. Rockwell, who teamed up with a SUNY Plattsburgh student on his "Generalized von Smoluchowski Model of Reaction Rates, with Reacting Particles and a Mobile Trap" project, was advised by Clarkson Physics Professor Daniel ben-Avraham.

Early tomorrow morning, Bice and Li will meet with their representatives and senators. In addition, the two posters were also selected for display at the opening reception of CUR’s “April Dialogue” on Thursday.

Bice, a senior at Nazareth, is the daughter Norman and Joyce Bice, and a 1995 graduate of Heuvelton Central School.

“I am both excited and pleased to represent both Clarkson and Nazareth... to the Council of Undergraduate Research,” said Bice. “My work is an extension of excellent research that had already been performed at Clarkson and I am honored that I will be able to express my contribution on Capitol Hill.”

Bice said Li gave her an opportunity to conduct research that she was not able to conduct at Nazareth, a liberal arts school. “He has exposed me to the process of research as well as many chemistry applications in society. Furthermore, his encouragement and support have been vital in my development as a future professional in the field,” she said.

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