Mr. Clay graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2014 with a B.S. in Physics. During his studies he worked on a project to develop a thin, thermal barrier to be used in temperature controlled micro-fabricated gas chromatography columns. The desired material is silica aerogel. It will serve as a substrate for creating MEMS devices and as a thermal barrier between the device and a cooled substrate. Through this project, he became familiar with the use of a scanning electron microscope which assisted in the characterization of the samples created. His studies and research helped Bryce to increase his technical knowledge, but he also took the opportunity to work for two years as a volunteer teacher as part of an international team in Russia, which provided him with many opportunities for growth and enrichment. Bryce chose the Nanoscale Physics graduate program at Rice University to gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in nanotechnology. The access to business and leadership training will round out his technical knowledge and prepare him better for success in the business world. Bryce secured an internship with Nanoridge and will be working there full-time after graduation.