Florida Tech Graduate Physics Student Wins Prestigious Outstanding Student Paper Award

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Ziad Saleh, Florida Institute of Technology doctoral candidate in the Geospace Physics Laboratory in the department of physics and space
sciences, received an “Outstanding Student Paper Award” for his presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting last fall.

The paper, “Properties of the X-ray Emission from Rocket-triggered and Natural Lightning as Measured by the Thunderstorm Energetic Radiation Array,” was
recognized by the Atmospheric and Space Electricity focus group of the AGU as among the best of a strong group of student papers at the meeting. The
winning paper will be announced in Eos, an upcoming weekly newspaper of AGU.

Saleh is an international student who grew up in a small village in Lebanon. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics and electronics from there and
his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida. Saleh’s Florida Tech research advisers are Joseph Dwyer and
Hamid Rassoul, department of physics and space sciences professors. Saleh expects to graduate in July 2009.

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