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ISU scientist wins presidential award


An Iowa State University scientist researching the subatomic particles called neutrinos has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the White House announced today.

Mayly Sanchez, an experimental physicist at ISU and the Argonne National Laboratory, was nominated for her work by the National Science Foundation. Sanchez’s work entails using advances in materials science to discover ways to make more cost-effective photodetectors, according to a release.

The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest award scientists can receive early in their career.

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