Woodmere resident and Yale University senior Sarah Ditchek was awarded the 2013 American Meteorological Society K. Vic Ooyama Endowed Scholarship.
Ditchek, who is pursuing a degree in atmospheric, oceans and climate at Yale, was one of 22 scholarship winners this year. The scholarships are designed to encourage outstanding seniors to continue pursuing careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The $2,000 awards are based on merit and given to students who have shown the potential for accomplishment in these fields.
Among her other awards, Ditchek has received the Society of Exploration Geophysicists: Anadarko Scholarship (2010/2012), Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences (2012) and the NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospherics Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (2012).
After graduation from Yale, she plans on attending graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in atmospheric science. The ultimate goal is to conduct research, as well as forecast, on the origin and impacts of severe weather phenomena.