On Friday, June 3, 2011 during the 2011 Commencement Ceremony at the City College of New York (CCNY), Francis Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Grove School of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics.
Completing his undergraduate career as a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) scholar and a New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP) research scholar, Francis credits his well-rounded scholastic foundation to his roots at the St. Mary’s Academy, in Roseau, Dominica.
Graduating from SMA in June 2005, the Ministry of Education awarded Francis the top CXC student honors in November of that year.
Francis is currently engaged in a 10-week summer internship at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a federal facility in Long Island, New York. There, he has assumed the role of Systems Engineer in the Collider Accelerator Department (C-A).
In the Fall 2011 semester, Francis will begin a five year PhD program at the University of Rochester in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under a Provost Fellowship along with the Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship.