University of Houston (UH) junior Khanh (Kate) Nguyen has been honored with a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Distinguished as one of the top science students in the United States, the UH undergraduate will receive $7,500 for fees, books, tuition, and room and board for the 2014-15 academic year.
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Cecilia Williams, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry.
“The research my mentor and I are doing is what I perceive to be the future of personalized cancer therapy. I know that my work here will set the stage for what I hope to accomplish later in my career,” she said. Stegemoller has already a B.A. and J.D., but has returned as a undergraduates student to earn a B.S. in physics. She is working with professor Lawrence Pinsky’s Medipix research group to develop active detector devices “for use as dosimeters and area monitors in space radiation environments in Earth orbit, on planetary surfaces and in deep space.”
“Exposure to space radiation is a significant danger associated with human space flight, and these Medipix-based detector devices allow space radiation environments to be assessed in real time.” Stegemoller explained.