Originally Published: May 20, 2008 10:17 p.m.
Byron Cocilovo, son of Tony and Anna Cocilovo of Prescott, graduated summa cum laude May 17 from the University of Arizona School of Optical Sciences and Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Cocilovo accepted a fellowship from the U of A School of Optical Sciences to continue in the Ph.D. program this fall. He will be working as a research assistant to one of his professors during the summers on a satellite imaging project. Cocilovo also was on the student engineering team that won best over all project in a capstone project sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
The project involved applying the workings of a computer mouse to a microscope for making precise minute measurements. Cocilovo is a 2004 graduate of Kestrel High School.