Salisbury Student Wins Davidson Fellows Scholarship - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Salisbury Student Wins $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 1:08 PM -04:00 Updated:
Marvin Li, 2018 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Marvin Li, 2018 Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Salisbury, Md.– A 15-year-old from Salisbury, Maryland was honored with a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project out of only 20 in the whole country.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development honored only 20 students across the country and Salisbury native, 15-year-old Marvin Li is one of them. Li won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, A Support Vector Machine for Satellite Remote Sending of Optically Complex Coastal Waters.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named a Davidson Fellow," said Li. “This fellowship encourages me to continue to pursue the challenging problems we’re facing in environmental science.”

Sound management of the coastal zone requires comprehensive and constant monitoring of the water quality and ecosystem productivity in coastal waters. Using the Chesapeake Bay as a study site, Li used advanced machine learning tools to develop a new algorithm for satellite remote sensing of coastal waters. Satellite remote sensing can also be used to detect and monitor harmful algal blooms in estuaries and coastal waters and can monitor water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay using satellite remote sensing. With further testing and validation, the algorithm can be applied to coastal waters worldwide.

Li, a rising sophomore at James M. Bennett High School, hopes to major in computer science and minor in environmental science. Aside from his passion for all things related to science, Li is an avid fencer and pianist. 

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship has provided more than $7.5 million in scholarship funds to more than 300 students since its inception in 2001, and has been named one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships by U.S. News & World Report.

Li, along with the other 2018 Davidson Fellows, will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 28.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Smyrna Police Examine Whether Remains Found at Softball Field Match Missing Child Cases Outside Town

    Smyrna Police Examine Whether Remains Found at Softball Field Match Missing Child Cases Outside Town

    Monday, September 16 2019 7:17 PM EDT2019-09-16 23:17:58 GMT
    Tuesday, September 17 2019 7:18 AM EDT2019-09-17 11:18:35 GMT
    An area where police say the remains of a child appear to have been discovered last week.An area where police say the remains of a child appear to have been discovered last week.
    An area where police say the remains of a child appear to have been discovered last week.An area where police say the remains of a child appear to have been discovered last week.
    SMYRNA, Del. --- The Smyrna Police Department on Monday said it is conferring with other police departments around the region to determine whether human remains discovered last week at the Little Lass softball fields match any missing child cases outsideMore
    The Smyrna Police Department on Monday said it is conferring with other police departments around the region to determine whether human remains discovered last week at the Little Lass softball fields match any missing child cases outside More
  • Clay Conaway Will Testify in His Rape Trial

    Clay Conaway Will Testify In His Rape Trial

    Monday, September 16 2019 7:04 PM EDT2019-09-16 23:04:52 GMT
    Tuesday, September 17 2019 7:17 AM EDT2019-09-17 11:17:39 GMT
    After an incident that essentially tossed out one jury pool last week, today the jury in the Clay Conaway trial was selected. This case began when the victim and Conaway connected on a dating app called Bumble.More
    After an incident that essentially tossed out one jury pool last week, today the jury in the Clay Conaway trial was selected. This case began when the victim and Conaway connected on a dating app called Bumble. More
  • Wicomico County Reacts to Culver Accusations on Alcohol Permits

    Wicomico County Reacts to Culver Accusations on Alcohol Permits

    Monday, September 16 2019 11:55 PM EDT2019-09-17 03:55:40 GMT
    Tuesday, September 17 2019 7:21 AM EDT2019-09-17 11:21:43 GMT
    On Monday Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver held a press conference to address a letter he wrote claiming the alcohol permits at the National Folk Festival were illegal.More
    Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver on Monday held a press conference to address a letter he wrote claiming the alcohol permits at the National Folk Festival were illegal.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices