Florida Tech Junior Earns National Engineering Scholarship
– Florida Tech junior, Fernando Garcia Bermudez, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has earned a $2,000 Tau Beta Pi Campbell Scholarship. Just 40 Tau Beta Pi
Scholars were selected from 643 applicants for undergraduate study for the 2004-2005 academic year.
Bermudez, also named Florida Tech’s Outstanding Junior at the recent Honors Convocation, and Outstanding Sophomore last year, is first in his class of 48
aerospace engineering majors.
A research assistant in Dr. Hector Gutierrez’ maglev (magnetic levitation) research laboratory, Bermudez is helping to develop a future generation of space
launch vehicles. He plans to attend CalTech for a master’s or doctoral degree following graduation. Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society,
founded at Lehigh university in 1885. The organization has collegiate chapters at 228 engineering colleges in the United States and active alumnus chapters
in 17 cities.
Florida Tech’s College of Engineering offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, mechanical, electrical and
ocean engineering as well as computer science, oceanography and the environmental sciences, including meteorology. Master’s degrees are available in
software engineering, environmental resources management, coastal zone management and engineering management. A program in meteorology is available,
leading to a bachelor of science degree.