Graduate Student Earns $4,000 Naval Engineers Scholarship

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Stephanie Groleau, a graduate student working on a master’s degree in ocean/coastal engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, has
earned a $4,000 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Headquarters Scholarship. In addition, she was awarded a one-year honorary student membership in
ASNE, which includes a subscription to the Naval Engineers Journal.

On the Dean’s List during all four years at Florida Tech, Groleau graduated magna cum laude, earning a Florida Tech bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering
in May 2008. She was named Outstanding Sophomore in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems in 2006, was secretary of the Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Honor Society and a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She holds a scuba advanced certification and is a founder of the Florida Tech
Sailing Club and the Iota Eta Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.

Since 2004, Groleau has worked as coastal engineering assistant to Professor Lee Harris. Among her duties have been to deploy wave gauges, maintain a
weather station, and create reports for beach profiling and artificial reefs.

A resident of Aurora, Ill., she graduated third in a class of 1,000 from West Aurora High School in 2004.

Florida Tech’s ocean and coastal programs are part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems. The department offers undergraduate and graduate
degrees in coastal zone management, environmental science, meteorology, ocean engineering, Earth remote sensing, oceanography, and environmental resource

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