Second-Youngest Grad Gets Honors at BSU

Seventeen-Year-Old Graduates From Boise State University With Honors in Engineering

"I'm not impressed by what I've done," he said, displaying modesty that reflects his religion: Goyal is a Hare Krishna who grew up next door to the Boise Hare Krishna temple, where he learned and lectured.

The tenets of Goyal's faith mercifulness, self-control, honesty and abstinence from sex before marriage have given him concentration powers that allowed him to excel academically far beyond his years, he said.

Ayush expects to take a year to study with a Hara Krishna spiritual master and travel outside the United States. Then he'd like to go to Oxford University in the United Kingdom to study connections between science and spirituality.

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