Fred Ham, College of Engineering, is at work on funded research to aid aviation operations with early warnings of volcanic ash in the atmosphere. His work, which supports that of the University of Hawaii, is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Ham is co-principal investigator with Florida Tech B.S. alumnus and University of Hawaii professor Milton Garces, principal investigator on the NOAA project. Ham is pictured here with his “outstanding graduate students” Bereket Mathewos Hambebo and Ishwarya Iyengar Thirunarayanan, who just earned their master’s degrees May 5.