Marshall student receives SMART Scholarship

Alex Canfield, a Marshall University sophomore, has received a National Defense Education Program SMART Scholarship. As part of the program, he will participate in a summer internship at a Department of Defense facility and receive civilian job placement after graduation with the Department of Defense.

A computer science major and Yeager Scholar, Canfield is active in research, community service and leadership.  Last summer, he worked with a research team and Dr. Paulus Wahjudi, associate professor of computer science, on the MonitOR Project—a partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall University that created an operating room door monitoring system.