Graduate Student Earns $6,000 Award from Northrop Grumman

MELBOURNE, FLA. – Danielle Carpenter, who is working on a master’s degree in meteorology at Florida Tech, was selected as a 2006-2007 Diversity Engineering
Scholars Program winner. The award, $6,000 toward her education, was made by Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Space Technology Sector in Redondo Beach,
Carpenter, who worked as a summer intern at the Redondo Beach Northrop Grumman site, earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Jacksonville University
in Jacksonville, Fla. She is originally from
Pennsauken, N.J.
“Danielle’s thesis topic is centered on modeling fire weather, a topic of great interest to Florida’s forestry industry, public health officials, and
emergency managers” said Dr. George Maul, her department head. “She is combining her industrial experience from a summer internship at Northrop Grumman
into forecast products that have national significance.”
Northrop Grumman Space Technology develops a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense and electronics technology.
The Florida Tech Department of Marine and Environmental Systems integrates the expertise and skills of scientists, engineers, and resource managers. DMES
offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering and meteorology.

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