First NIJ Fellowship Awarded to UCF

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David Nash, a PhD student in Chemistry received the university’s first National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics award of $50,000. Nash and his advisor and physics professor Richard Blair have developed a tool to assist law enforcement in identifying illegal drugs more rapidly, accurately and safely.

The NIJ is the research-funding branch of the Department of Justice. Annually, it provides monetary awards to a handful of graduate students to conduct research in the social or physical science fields that will help the criminal justice, law enforcement, or forensic communities.

Read more about the tool in UCF Today.

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