UCLA Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate student Grant Hushek has been awarded the American Society for Metals (ASM) International Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship.

Grant is an undergraduate research assistant in Professor Richard Kaner’s laboratory in the UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. He worked on developing silica nanospheres with the goal of creating novel forms of carbon for micro scale inductors for future cellular applications. He hopes to work in energy storage or renewable energy before heading back to school for a master’s degree in business administration. Grant enjoys his materials science and engineering curriculum at UCLA and understands how it will support a well-rounded knowledge base as he seeks an entrepreneurial career after graduation. This summer, Grant will work for The Boeing Company as a manufacturing engineering intern.

The Los Angeles Chapter of ASM International offers merit-based scholarships for materials science undergraduate students living in Southern California that have demonstrated strength in academics as well as leadership and character.