– Robert A. Gorecki has earned a $3,000 Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation Fellowship for Florida Tech’s spring 2006 semester and his master’s degree program in
biological oceanography. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona, N.J.
Gorecki’s scholarship was funded by the Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation, which was established in 1991 to provide medical care and educational opportunities.
Fellowships are arranged by Erik Edward Joh, Esq.
The Skelly fellowship is awarded to deserving graduate students in the Department of Marine and
Environmental Systems. The department integrates the expertise and skills of scientists, engineers and resource managers.
The faculty includes individuals devoted to research involving the study of ocean waves and currents; coastal processes and structures; estuarine
hydrology; planktonic and benthonic organisms; meteorology and climatology; hydroacoustics; coastal and resource management; marine vehicles; biofouling;
trace-metal and pollution identification and distribution; computer modeling; remote sensing and instrumentation.