4/6/2012 8:58:27 AM
Times Union: Student research captures gold
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ALBANY — Just two years ago, the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering launched its first undergraduate program.
Now one of the students in the school's first sophomore class has won what many consider to be the country's most prestigious math and science award — the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The award is given to about 300 undergraduates across the country annually, and Sheila Smith, a nano-engineering student at the school, learned last week that she is among the lucky ones after she was nominated by the school in November.