- Smith has contributed more than 25 years to the school by mentoring the summer research projects of governor’s school students in his lab at Winthrop.
- He received the award in a Feb. 9 ceremony at the school’s research colloquium in Hartsville.
- The Distinguished Research Leadership Award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the success of the residential school in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Winthrop University, "Biology Professor Honored for Work with SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics" (2019). Winthrop News 2019. 77.