Two Students Receive Northrop Grumman Scholarships

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Florida Institute of Technology presented two deserving students with the
Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems scholarship April 2. The department received a $10,000 scholarship donation from Northrop Grumman earmarked for
the department’s four best undergraduate students. This year, two students were named. Receiving $2,500 scholarships were Jacob Zurasky and Paul
Deffenbaugh, both juniors in ECE.

Zurasky, a transfer student from the University of Florida in 2007, is originally from Satellite Beach, Fla. He hopes to continue with his graduate studies
at Florida Tech after graduation.

Deffenbaugh, chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student chapter and president of the Newman Club on campus, is a
second-generation Panther. From Palm Bay, Fla., he plans to pursue an engineering graduate degree after graduation. His father graduated in ’81 and his
mother in ’80.

“We are happy to be able to give two of our outstanding ECE students each a $2,500 Northrop Grumman scholarship. They were chosen for their continued
academic excellence at Florida Tech,” said Fredric Ham, Harris professor of electrical engineering and assistant dean for research in the College of

Also attending the scholarship presentation were Eric Skowbo, Northrop Grumman Unattended Ground Sensor Systems lead systems engineer; Samuel Kozaitis,
professor and ECE department head; and Cheryl Mitravich, ECE student coordinator.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is a $30 billion global defense and technology company. Its 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in
information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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