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Summer off? No, these Middlebury College students dig into research

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Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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CHEMISTRY MAJOR SYDNEY O. Shuster, Middlebury College class of ’18.5, has been researching Alzheimer’s disease this summer with fellow students. She presented the research at a college symposium last Thursday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — Have you ever wondered why the wires in your cell phone are so big and inefficient? No?

Well, it’s something that Middlebury College chemistry student Peter Dykeman-Bermingham has thought about. A lot.

That’s why he’s spent the entire summer tinkering with chemical equations to create synthetic wires that could solve that very problem, and why, this past Thursday, July 27, Dykeman-Bermingham’s work was one of 40 research projects that were on display at Middlebury’s annual Summer Research Symposium.

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