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September 30th, 2009

Innovative Assumption research a big success

Abstract:
Envision a future where cleaner energy production dramatically diminishes air pollution's immense death toll. Picture a world in which tumor and colon cancer patients smile with renewed hope, and those now suffering from spinal cord injuries walk freely.

As the masses of Assumption College students returned to their hometowns to employment and the enjoyment of lazy summer days, four teams of budding scientists strived to complete our future's puzzle. Working under the American Chemical Society and the Assumption College Department of Natural Sciences, nine undergraduates assisted and were supervised by four professors contributed to Earth's forward march.

On September 21, junior Erin Gombos, majoring in Biology and Chemistry, and senior Michael McIntyre, a Biology major, presented their research on liquid crystals and carbon nanotubes. Dr. Georgi Georgiev, research coordinator, stressed the rigors of experimentation in such a new field of science stating, "You have to be persistent, never give up and try new things," prefacing the presentation. Nanotechnology, at work in LCD TVs and many other electronics, is the scientific study of the control of matter on an atomic and molecular level, breeds a wealth of possibilities. Before his team presented their findings, McIntyre spoke first suggesting, "There are so many potential experiments in the electronic and medical fields."

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