– Two Florida Tech graduate students have earned $5,000 fellowships for the 2003-2004 academic year from the Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation endowment. The
endowment was funded by the Boynton Beach, Fla. foundation; the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York City matched the contributions.
Recipients are Amanda L. Glazebrook of Chesapeake, Va., and Elesha Dawn Gross, of Morehead, Ky. Glazebrook is pursuing a master’s degree in
oceanography/coastal zone management; Gross is working on a master’s degree in biological oceanography.
The late Gertrude E. Skelly established the foundation in 1991 to provide medical care and educational opportunities for those who cannot otherwise afford
The Department of Marine and Environmental Systems 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.