UNCW Hollings Scholarship Winners Complete Summer Research

Monday, August 08, 2016

Eight Seahawks recently completed their full-time summer internships at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sites that spanned the United States from coast to coast. Site cities included Miami; Key Largo; Seattle; Santa Barbara; Honolulu; Philadelphia; Newport, OR; and Padilla Bay, WA.

Hollings Scholarships are awarded annually to students seeking careers in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education, in honor of long-time South Carolina Senator Ernest F. Hollings. Hollings served in Congress for 36 years and was instrumental in the creation of NOAA and was an advocate in creating legislation designed to protect the world’s oceans.

The 2015 UNCW Hollings Scholars pictured outside the main NOAA building in Silver Spring, MD, are (from left to right, back row): Ashley Hann, marine biology; Danielle Siegert, marine biology/oceanography; Anita Harrington, marine biology/oceanography. (From left to right, front row): Amelia Johnson, marine biology; Ellen Regina Skelton, marine biology; Audrey Taylor, geography; Jin-Si Over, geology; Lauren Cromie, marine biology.

The 2016 class of UNCW Hollings Scholars is also impressive, as UNCW had more recipients of the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship than any other university in the country. Read about them here.

--Jennifer Glatt