– Two Florida Tech graduate students have each earned $4,500 Edward W. and Lee Hill Snowdon Fellowships for the spring 2003 semester.
Recipients are H. James Parker, from Melbourne, Fla., who is working on a master’s degree in ocean engineering; and Coraggio Maglio, of Brooksville, Fla.,
who is also enrolled in that master’s degree program. Florida Tech’s Department of Marine and Environmental Systems offers bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral degrees in ocean engineering.
The fellowships are funded by a gift of the Edward W. Snowdon and Lee Hill Snowdon Administrative Fund, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin
Counties. Contributions were matched by the F.W. Olin Foundation.
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 marine and environmental instrumentation.