– Pamela Christian, a former chemistry teacher at West Shore Junior/Senior High School and Melbourne resident, has earned a $2,590 Gertrude E. Skelly
Foundation fellowship for Florida Tech’s spring 2005 semester. She will begin a doctoral program in oceanography at the university.
Christian’s scholarship was funded by the Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation with a match by the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York. It was established in 1991 to
provide medical care and educational opportunities and is arranged by Erik Edward Joh, Esq.
The Skelly fellowship is awarded to deserving graduate students in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems. The department integrates the
expertise and skills of scientists, engineers and resource managers. The faculty includes individuals devoted to research involving the study of ocean
waves and currents; coastal processes and structures; estuarine hydrology; planktonic and benthonic organisms; meteorology and climatology; hydroacoustics;
coastal and resource management; marine vehicles; biofouling; trace-metal and pollution identification and distribution; computer modeling; remote sensing