News Releases December 2014

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Chopper Dropper Tickets Now on Sale


The 12th annual Chopper Dropper will be held March 13, 2015, at Suntree Country Club.Florida Tech’s Athletics Fundraiser Set for March 13, 2015 MELBOURNE, FLA. — The balls will fall on March 13, 2015. That’s the date for the 12th annual Chopper Dropper, the key event at Florida Institute of Technology’s biggest fundraiser for athletics scholarships, the annual Sporting Affair XXIII held at Suntree Country Club.

Surviving -- and Enjoying -- the Holidays


Alison Betz, faculty supervisor at Florida Tech's Scott Center for Autism Treatment.Advice from Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment MELBOURNE, FLA. — Already fraught with potential social and emotional challenges, the holiday season can be even more daunting for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Ruth Funk Center to Host Exhibit of Japanese Bamboo Sculpture


Uematsu Chikuyu, Florida Tech Facility Only Sunshine State Site for Show MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, an exhibition exploring the innovative shape bamboo art has taken since the mid-20th century.

'Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray' Opens Jan. 10 at Foosaner Art Museum


Nickolas Muray, MELBOURNE, FLA. —Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, will run Jan. 10 through March 22, 2015, at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum. This unique and powerful exhibition of more than three dozen photographic portraits of Kahlo provides an intimate look at Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist.

Florida Tech Awarded $730K Homeland Security Grant to Improve Defense of Nation's Cyber Infrastructure


Florida Institute of Technology associate professor Marco Carvalho has been awarded a $730,000 federal grant to design a cyber defense framework.MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology Associate Professor Marco Carvalho has been awarded a $730,000, two-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate to design a cyber defense framework that will allow multiple organizations in both civilian and government sectors unprecedented levels of coordination in their efforts to protect the nation’s cyber infrastructure.

Fall Commencement Dec. 13 at Clemente Center


Hundreds of students will walk the stage during Florida Tech's commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Clemente Center.Hundreds of Students to Pick Up Diplomas at Two Ceremonies MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology will award 1,409 degrees on Saturday as the university convenes its 2014 Fall Commencement ceremonies at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center.

Volumes of Florida Tech Professor's Newspaper Columns Published


Scott Tilley, a professor in the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Florida Tech, has compiled three volumes of his technology columns written for Florida Today.Scott Tilley’s Technology Today Pieces Touch on Variety of Topics  MELBOURNE, FLA. — The weekly “Technology Today” columns written for Florida Today from 2010 through 2013 by Florida Institute of Technology professor Scott Tilley have been compiled into a three-volume collection.

Second Half Surge Ignites Panthers to Reynolds' 500th Victory


Florida Tech Panthers head coach John Reynolds, back row, center, and university Athletics Director Bill Jurgens, far right, join members of the Panthers basketball team in celebrating Reynolds' 500th victory.Wilson hits five threes on the way to 25 and Brown drops 17 to lead FIT MELBOURNE, Fla. – Head coach John Reynolds became just the 11th active Division II women’s basketball coach to collect at least 500 wins Saturday afternoon as Florida Tech (7-0) blew past Eckerd (5-2) in the second half for a decisive 76-60 win at the Clemente Center to open Sunshine State Conference play.

Hafer House Jazz to Perform at Foosaner Art Museum Dec. 5


Hafer House Jazz will perform holiday-inspired jazz Friday at Foosaner Art Museum.MELBOURNE, FLA. — The sounds of holiday-inspired jazz will fill the air Friday as the Foosaner Art Museum presents Hafer House Jazz. The performance, which is free to the public, takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. inside the Foosaner as the Eau Gallie Arts District celebrates its First Friday Art Walk and annual holiday tree lighting.

Florida Tech Joins Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Initiative


Florida Tech's Oxford Study Abroad students traveled to London this summer, where they saw landmarks including Big Ben.
Effort is Part of University’s Internationalization Enhancements MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans gain international experience through study abroad programs.