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Posted: April 8, 2010
Suffolk University nanotechnology student researcher wins Goldwater Science Award
(Nanowerk News) Suffolk University junior Nathaniel Steinsultz’s excellence in physics has been recognized with a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Award for Math, Science and Engineering.
The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
“The Goldwater Award for Mathematics, Science and Engineering recognizes the top 300 students in U.S. colleges and universities,” said Physics Department Chair Walter Johnson, who serves as the University’s liaison to the Goldwater Scholarship committee.
“I am so pleased that Nat Steinsultz is one of this year’s winners. In Physics we have some incredibly bright, talented students – but occasionally one comes along who is off the scale – like Nat,” said Johnson. “It is a great honor for him, the Physics Department, and the College of Arts and Sciences.”
Steinsultz has been working with faculty members on nanotechnology research and recently presented a poster at a major scientific conference. He also recently won an REU (research for undergraduates) summer award at MIT.
Steinsultz intends to earn his PhD in Physics, conduct further research in nanotechnology and teach at the university level.
The Goldwater scholarship program was authorized by Congress in 1986 and is aimed at providing a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to academic study and research in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
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