Undergraduate Earns Atmospheric Science Scholarship

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Jason Seiler, a Florida Tech junior and astronomy/ astrophysics major, has earned an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. The
scholarship, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education on behalf of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
is for undergraduates who study oceanic or atmospheric science.
Seiler, who carries a 4.0 grade point average, earned Florida Tech’s James G. Potter Award for Excellence in Physics at the 2006 Honors Convocation last
April. He has been working on a space physics project using satellite data to study Earth’s magnetosphere. Dr. Ramon Lopez is Seiler’s academic advisor and
research director.

The scholarships, of up to $8,000 each, were awarded to 101 juniors and seniors for use during the 2006-2007 academic year. They are named in honor of
Senator Hollings of South Carolina, who championed the creation of the NOAA. Other 2006 recipients are from such universities as Brown, Brandeis, Harvard,
Georgetown, Texas A&M, Rice, and the University of Florida.

Florida Tech offers a bachelor’s degree in astronomy/astrophysics, and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in space sciences.

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