Marshall University senior Shawn Michael Cheeks, who is double-majoring in computer science and applied mathematics and minoring in meteorology, has been selected by the American Meteorological Society to receive the national Mark J. Schroeder Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology.
“I was truly surprised when I was notified that I had received this scholarship,” Cheeks said. “I couldn’t do it without my network of family, friends and great professors at Marshall. In particular, I would like to thank Dr. Paulus Wahjudi of the Computer Science department and Dr. Kevin Law of the Geography department, as I have worked closely with them on various projects during my time here at Marshall, and I believe their recommendations played a key role in my receiving this award.”
Cheeks is an honors student from War, W.Va., with a perfect GPA of 4.0, according to Dr. Ronald Bieniek, dean of Marshall’s Honors College.
“This recognition reflects Shawn’s drive, initiative and accomplishments,” Bieniek said. “It is a wonderful affirmation of his achievements and promise.”
Notification of the selection was made by William Gail, president of the American Meteorological Society.
Cheeks also won second place in the Division of Science and Research’s STaR Symposium video competition last fall for his video about an Android-based application that he developed which allows users to submit reports of severe weather directly to the National Weather Service. Click here to view his winning STaR video.