Aquaculture is just one of seven interest areas biological sciences majors may choose. What better place to study it than at a university that is ten minutes from a river and just 15 minutes from the ocean?
Did you know Florida is a lightning capital of the world? When it comes to the latest in lightning, national media like the Discovery Channel look to Florida Tech. Lightning researchers here first discovered X-rays from lightning.
Sitting high in the center dome of the F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building is the 0.8-meter (32-inch) Ortega Telescope, the largest research telescope in Florida.
It's a blast for the Florida Tech student rocket society in the annual Hybrid Rocket Competition. The society's high altitude team took first place in the 2011 competition, beating nine other teams.
Who would've guessed? Concrete floats! Civil engineering students prove that and more when they join in designing, building and testing a concrete canoe each year.
School work can be a morning on the water or a day at the beach for Department of Marine and Environmental Systems students. That's where many try out their design projects, literally getting their feet wet in the real world of engineering.
First comes the design, then the construction and before you know it Mini Baja design team members are getting down and dirty. They're bouncing over rugged terrain, jumping over boulders and flying over jumps at test tracks.
"It feels real," say aviation students when they're seated in the cockpit of an FIT Aviation flight simulator. You might be in a twin-engine trainer with 180-degree wrap-around screen.
Want to build a house? Twenty-five construction management and civil engineering students helped build one for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, from foundation to move-in in only seven days, with the help of Lifestyle Homes.
The Chevy ruled at Panther Plaza when the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business marketing class team set out to fulfill a class assignment to promote Chevy vehicles in the Chevrolet Campus Promotions Program.
The two-week course, "Pacific Coastal Environments" on the rugged Oregon coast, gives students used to exploring warm Florida waters a welcome change.
Goldfish dumb? No way, say hands-on behavior analysis graduate students who train them and treat them in Florida Tech’s aquatic operant conditioning lab, where goldfish learn behaviors through reinforcement.