News Releases August 2014
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Starting Sept. 11, Free, Hour-Long Sessions to Focus on Adult Social Skills MELBOURNE, FLA. — Community members age 18-28 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning differences or other social or communication challenges are invited to attend Get in the Game, the weekly group sessions sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
Public Invited to International Dining Series, Which Starts Thursday MELBOURNE, FLA. — Let your plate be your passport and your appetite your tour guide as Florida Institute of Technology begins a culinary trip around the world Thursday with the start of Campus Dining Service’s innovative International Dining Series.
Jenna Norwood Was Transformed by Her Shift to Healthier Living MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is bringing raw food educator Jenna Norwood and her documentary, “Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw,” to Gleason Performing Arts Center on Sept.
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Social Media Strategies Among Topics MELBOURNE, FLA. – The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech is offering a series of beginner-to-intermediate business courses starting next month covering timely topics geared toward local business professionals, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Research Associate to Use Funds for Maize Agriculture Study MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology Research Associate Crystal McMichael was awarded a $172,000 grant by NASA for her research, “Mounds, Microclimates, and Maize: Understanding the influence of inland lakes on maize agriculture in pre-Contact indigenous societies using remotely sensed data.
Imagining Reality Opens Aug. 23 with Artists From the Coasts MELBOURNE, FLA. — Imagining Reality, the newest exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum, features the contemporary works of California-based Kathleen Elliot and Massachusetts-based Huguette Despault May.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Sarah Smith, the collections manager of Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, has been named director of collections for university museums. In this newly created position, Smith is responsible for the overall management, care and stewardship of the art collections of both the textile center and the university’s Foosaner Art Museum.
Florida Tech’s Artist in Residence, Members of His Quintet to Play at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 MELBOURNE, FLA. — Christian Tamburr and members of the Christian Tamburr Quintet will perform songs from their latest album, “Voyage,” in a concert starting at 7 p.
Three Florida Tech Professors Win Time on the Hubble Telescope MELBOURNE, FLA. — Three members of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences in Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Science have been awarded time on one of America’s most powerful – and famous – research tools: the Hubble Space Telescope.
College Among Select Group Recognized by Education Services Company MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is again among the best schools in the Southeast United States, according to the Princeton Review’s 2015 college rankings.
Aces for Autism Event Targets Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder MELBOURNE, FLA. — Children ages 5 to 10 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are invited to a free tennis clinic Aug.
Doctoral Student in Marine Biology Headed to the Philippines MELBOURNE, FLA. — A Florida Institute of Technology graduate student in marine biology has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2014-15 and will spend nine months in the Philippines researching the efficacy of marine protected areas.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology announced the latest graduating class of second-stage business owners from IGNITE 360, a six-month program that assists growth-oriented companies through tailored mentoring sessions led by senior-level, executive coaches.
Longtime NBC Correspondent Has New Book on Neil Armstrong MELBOURNE, FLA. — Jay Barbree, who for more than 50 years has documented the space program from Brevard County as NBC’s space correspondent, will speak about the topic he knows best – and one of the giants in the field, Neil Armstrong – during a dinner and lecture starting at 6 p.
Annual Contest Invites Ocean Scientists to Share Research in Video Form MELBOURNE, FLA. — Lights, camera, research! For the second year, the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence, known as COSEE Florida, is sponsoring a contest that encourages scientists to create 180-second video summaries of their published ocean-related research.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Noted materials scientist and metallurgist Martin E. Glicksman was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. He held the position on an interim basis since January. Dean Glicksman also serves as the Allen S.