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November 20, 2008

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HOMETOWN RELEASE: Wills Point Resident Presents Research in National Conference


Abby Roth of Wills Point, a senior chemistry major at The University of Texas at Tyler, recently participated in a national research conference held in Singapore.

Roth presented “Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanorods and Nanotriangles” during the Futuropolis 2058: Creating Sustainable Urban Environments through Innovation Conference.

Her presentation included results of undergraduate research activities conducted as a member of the UT Tyler Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Academy. Dr. Tanya Shtoyko, UT Tyler assistant professor of chemistry, serves as Roth’s faculty mentor.

The UT LSAMP program is supported by the National Science Foundation and provides undergraduate research experiences in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate level studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs.

Roth expects to graduate in May 2009. Upon graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in physical chemistry.

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