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CBE seniors Kirsten Parratt `13 and Alice Stanton `13 placed first and second, respectively, in the Research Paper Competition at the AIChE Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference held at Rutgers University on April 5-6.  Kirsten is working with Dr. Nan Yao of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials on her thesis, entitled “Nanomechanical Properties of Organic Thin Films in Nacre”, while Alice is working with Professor Celeste Nelson of CBE on her thesis, entitled “The Role of Mechanical Stresses in Regulation of FGF10 Signaling in Embryonic Mouse Lung Development”.  The first and second prizes were accompanied by awards of $200 and $100, respectively, and Kirsten will represent the mid-Atlantic region in the National Student Paper Competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco this fall.  Congratulations to both Kirsten and Alice!