One of Nation's Top Chemists to Address Students at 11th Annual Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Invitational Science Fair

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U.S. National Medal of Science Winner Dr. Ronald Breslow will address the nearly 300 students from 10 Long Island, NY, schools who are competing for scholarships and prizes at the April 22 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Science Fair at Great Neck South High School.

Dr. Ronald Breslow, professor of chemistry at Columbia University and a 1991 winner of the U.S. National Medal of Science, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Invitational Science Fair on April 22, 2007, at Great Neck South High School, 341 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY.

Dr. Breslow has an A.B. in chemistry, an M.A. in Medical Science, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, as well as an honorary member of the Royal Society (Britain), the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chemical Societies of Japan and Korea, and the Indian Academy of Science. He was named one of the top 75 contributors to the chemical enterprise in the past 75 years by Chemical & Engineering News.

Dr. Breslow will address the nearly 300 high school students competing for scholarships and prizes at the Rohm and Haas science fair. The students are from the following high schools: Great Neck North, Great Neck South, Herricks, Jericho, Manhasset, Paul D. Schieber (Port Washington), Roslyn, Southside, Syosset and The Wheatley School.

The science fair begins at 8:30 a.m. with Dr. Breslow's keynote address at 1 p.m.

For additional information, visit http://www.researchassociation.org or contact:

Dick Williams
Rohm and Haas Manager of Public Affairs
451 Bellevue Road; Newark, DE 19713-9960;
302-283-2159; e-mail: richardwilliams @ rohmhaas.com

Pete Guastella
Research Association President
Manhasset High School
200 Memorial Place
Manhasset , NY 11030
516-267-7560; e-mail: peter_guastella @ manhasset.k12.ny.us

About Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials develops and delivers innovative material solutions and processes to the electronic and optoelectronic industries. Focused on the circuit board, semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging industries, its products and technologies are integral elements in electronic devices around the world.

Products from the Packaging and Finishing Technologies business include reliable interconnects for electronic packaging, high-performance surface finishes for electronics, EMI shielding of electronic devices, cost-effective optoelectronic components, corrosion resistant coatings for industrial articles, and decorative treatments for metal and plastic surfaces. The business is headquartered in Freeport, NY, and maintains manufacturing, research and sales facilities throughout the world.

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