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Showcasing student research

Each year, Lehigh Engineering gives students the opportunity to showcase their research efforts via the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium. In April, in the STEPS building lobby, research projects were presented by students in a contest that demonstrates their research skills as well as the breadth of research opportunities available at Lehigh. Students competed for travel stipends to attend professional conferences, as well as the coveted “People’s Choice” vote. And for the second year, “The Rivalry” with Lafayette was extended beyond the football field, as several Leopard student teams participated successfully as well. Project topics ranged from technology to support for autistic learning (Michael DiBlasio ’12) to bridge safety (Carley Miller ‘12, Kelsey Sheridan ’12) to advanced financial portfolio management (Weisi Zhang ’13.) The team of Deniz Cetin and Andrew Pike, Class of 2012, took first prize for research in cancer therapeutics. Their research, conducted over the last year under the supervision of assistant professors of chemical engineering Bryan Berger and Mark Snyder, explored nanoscale drug delivery systems that would allow for sustained release of cancer medication. The annual event is endowed by Andrew D. Freed ’83, a member of the RCEAS advisory council, in honor of his parents. For more, check out the article, the 3-minute YouTube video, and the Picasa photostream.

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Deniz Cetin and Andrew Pike