Offering Intellectually Stimulating Educational Experiences to the Community

In establishing the Lifelong Scholar Society, Florida Institute of Technology recognized the still unfulfilled demand for educational and intellectual stimulation for those who are beyond the traditional university years. Lifelong learning is beneficial at all stages of life, and we saw a need for this type of program in our community. From children that are eager to learn, to professional adults, to the retired... our Lifelong Scholar Society offers a little something for everyone.

The Lifelong Scholar Society allows individuals to enjoy the intellect as well as the college experience found here at Florida Tech. We offer non-credit courses in a welcoming atmosphere in state-of-the-art facilities. The lectures, lasting 60 minutes, are taught by Florida Tech professors and vary weekly, and are followed by Q & A and open discussion. Lecture topics include such varied subjects as foreign policy, music, art, history, culture, science, films, literature, philosophy, and current events. Lectures will be presented during the academic Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Attending each lecture costs $20.



Now introducing Lifelong Scholar  Society of Vero Beach.

Florida Tech's Lifelong Scholar Society is proud to announce that we're now expanding to Vero Beach, and to celebrate we are presenting a special Spring 2014 series at the Disney Vero Beach Resort!
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to view this exciting new series that begins February 19th.


Melbourne, FL Spring Lectures

Date Time Instructor Title Location Register
04/24/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Chris Frongillo “Things Fall Apart”:  Poetic Experimentation and World War II   The Knowledge Exchange


Melbourne, FL Summer Lectures

Date Time Instructor Title Location Register
05/15/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Robert Keimer Finding Innovation in Your Talents, Strengths, and Passions Foosaner/Harris Community Auditorium
05/29/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Tristan Fiedler Designing Drugs: A Rational Approach

Florida Tech Commons, Room 244

06/12/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm Kay Callaghan Weaving – Old and New: An Overview and History of Weaving Foosaner/Harris Community Auditorium
6/26/2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Andrew Palmer Getting Dirty: Learning How Plants Communicate in the Soil

Florida Tech Commons, Room 244

7/10/2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. George Maul Atlantic Hurricanes Foosaner/Harris Community Auditorium
7/24/2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Debbie Lelekis Science, Technology and the American Narrative

Florida Tech Commons, Room 244

8/7/2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. Chris Frongillo Aristophanes and the Social Function of Comedy Foosaner/Harris Community Auditorium
8/21/2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr. John Windsor Does the Indian River Lagoon Need
Weight Watchers®?
Foosaner/Harris Community Auditorium

Become a Member of Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society Today!

Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society is a lecture series that is open to the public. Lectures are given by Florida Tech professors and expert professionals that are passionate about their field of study. Topics cover a wide range of subjects for curious minds. The Lifelong Scholar Society is great for anyone looking to experience interesting and engaging college lectures without the headache and stress of exams or homework. Plus, there’s free pie!

Why Join?

An annual membership* costs $35 per year and includes the following perks:

  • Half-priced lectures (regular price is $20, members pay $10)
  • 3 membership dinners at the Panther Dining Hall (1 per semester)
  • A customized name tag
  • The opportunity to bring along a first-time attendee at the member rate of $10

· Lecture topics range from local Florida habitat to Shakespeare, space exploration, and many more!
· Following each lecture is dessert and discussion, when you can mingle with the professor and enjoy a lovely slice of fresh pie from Joan’s Perfect Pies in downtown Eau Gallie.
· Join us today and you’ll always have something interesting to talk about at your next social gathering!

*Membership must be renewed annually

Lectures are held at the Harris Community Auditorium (next door to the Foosaner Art Museum) and at the Knowledge Exchange (just south of campus on Babcock St).

To become a member, please visit the following website: