Sara Ganetis, a junior in The Honors College from Jamesport, NY has won a coveted Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scholarship program provides undergraduates with academic assistance for full-time study during the academic year, a ten week full-time internship during the summer at a NOAA facility and, if reappointed, academic assistance during a second academic year. Ms. Ganetis said that “The Hollings Scholarship is an incredible opportunity that I am thrilled to be a part of.”
Ms. Ganetis is looking at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL, the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK, or the National Weather Service in the New York or Boston area as the site of her NOAA internship next summer. She interned at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as part of a summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation. There, she conducted a climatological study of lake-effect precipitation on small lakes in California and Nevada.
Earning a 4.0 GPA for her first two years of college, Ms. Ganetis is a junior majoring in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. She serves as secretary for the Circle K community service club, treasurer of the American Meteorological Society, Albany Club, and a member of the Presidential Honors Society. She will be a Person of Extraordinary Talent (POET), one of the orientation counselors for incoming honors students this year.
Ms. Ganetis’ faculty adviser, Distinguished Professor Lance Bosart in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, encouraged her to apply for the scholarship.