Florida Tech Undergraduate Chosen to Present Research in Washington, D.C.

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Nathalia Alzate, a Florida Tech senior, was one of just 80 undergraduate students honored in Washington, D.C., at the “Posters on the
Hill” ceremony. She was selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research to showcase her research on the influence of space current systems on ground
magnetometer measurements. The event took place on April 25.
Last fall Alzate also won a prestigious award for her research at the 2006 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
National Conference, held in Tampa, Fla. Competing in a field of 110, she earned the SACNAS Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award for Physics,
Engineering and Mathematics.
Alzate is a member and past vice president of the Society of Physics Students and a member of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. She
plans to begin graduate studies after completing her bachelor’s degree. “My long-term goal is to be a research scientist, work for NASA, and one day, go
into space,” she said. Alzate will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in astrophysics on May 5.
Born in Colombia and raised in the United States, Alzate graduated from high school in Statesville, N.C., before her family moved to Port Charlotte, Fla.

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