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Collin Chemistry Students Attend Summer Research Program

June 22, 2006 -- Three Collin students earned an invitation to attend a ten-week summer research program in the chemistry and physics department at the Texas A&M University-Commerce. All three students are members of the Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (CASMNS), a specialized program for highly motivated, talented students majoring in mathematics or natural sciences. The three students, all from Plano, are Amulya Yadlapalli, Mahsa Fardin and Brian Hanes.

The application process in the summer research program is extremely competitive. Many students vie for just ten open slots in the program. The program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Based at Spring Creek Campus, CASMNS offers opportunities for students enrolled in select sections of biology, chemistry, math and physics to participate in unique undergraduate research activities.

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