MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Tech’s annual Honors Convocation, Gerald Davis, who is working on a doctoral degree in physics in the university’s Department of Physics and Space Sciences, received the John E. Miller Award. The award is for excellence in graduate student teaching and outstanding academic excellence.
A native of Barbados, Davis earned a master’s degree in physics from Florida Tech in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree with honors in 1998 from the university of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. His research interest is computational condensed matter physics.
The Miller Award was established in 1995 in memory of the university’s longtime vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Miller also briefly was university president between the terms of Dr. Jerome Keuper, founding president, and Dr. Lynn Edward Weaver, the university’s third president.