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Materials students compete in Freed 2017

Brett Ley ’17, Michael Pires ’17, Zoë Rosenberg ’18, and Buang Zhang ’18 are competing in the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium being held Wednesday, March 29, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the STEPS lobby.

The symposium has its roots in Lehigh’s first undergraduate research symposium organized by Himanshu Jain and Wojtek Misiolek in 2005.

The annual event helps student-competitors, nominated by their departments, learn how to express the significance and complexity of their work and answer questions posed by faculty, students, and visitors.

Brett Ley will present The Crystallization Kinetics of Alumina Thin Films, and Zoë Rosenberg will present Epitaxial Growth of Iron Oxide on Aluminum Oxide Single Crystals. Their advisor is Nicholas Strandwitz. Michael Pires will present Investigation of Selective Laser Melted 316L Fabricated at High Laser Power. His advisor is Wojtek Misiolek. Buang Zhang will present Fracture Toughness Study of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel. His advisor is Richard Vinci.

The top finishers, judged by a panel of academic and industry researchers, win travel stipends to attend professional conferences to provide further opportunities to promote their work and practice the art of communication.

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