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Dan Stevens '09, Army veteran

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"As an eight-year Army veteran, I am not your typical student, but Clarkson is not your typical university," says pre-med graduate Dan Stevens '09, who double majored in biology and biomolecular science.

"In the past two years, I have participated in a clinical engineering project at the local hospital, working on nanoscale biosensors research, and in a lab studying cervical cancer. I have also been a co-author on research presented at the 2007 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, as well as co-author on research related to my work in the biosensors lab that was presented at the 2008 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting."

After serving his country as a medic in Iraq, Stevens enrolled at Clarkson to begin his journey to becoming a physician. Through his experiences in the lab, Stevens has also developed a keen interest in biomedical research.

Stevens believes that Clarkson has given him a substantial advantage in applying to medical schools through opportunities to work on nationally funded research projects under the supervision of skilled scientists.

"The curriculum is rigorous, and I really like the hands-on experience I have gained," says Stevens. "Last summer I was awarded a research internship at Johns Hopkins Medical School. I know that this is just one of many opportunities I will be offered by my Clarkson education."