Dominic Labanowski named 2011 Goldwater Scholar
Dominic Labanowski, a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2011 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The Goldwater is the most prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, math and engineering.
Dominic Labanowski is conducting research with Dr. Chris Hammel and Dr. David Stroud, two professors in the Department of Physics, and plans to conduct research in semiconductor devices as a faculty member at the university level. As a Goldwater Scholar, Labanowski will receive a one year award to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500.
A total of 275 Goldwater Scholarships were awarded to sophomores and juniors on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,095 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Each institution may only nominate four students for this award. A complete list of Goldwater Scholars and Honorable Mentions, arranged by state of residence, can be found on the Goldwater website.
Since the award's inception in 1986, Ohio State has produced 41 Goldwater Scholars.