News Releases October 2014

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Flutie Named to Florida Tech Board of Trustees

10/23/2014

Doug Flutie has been named to the Florida Tech Board of Trustees.Football Great, Philanthropist Joins University MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology today announced that Doug Flutie has been named to the university’s Board of Trustees. “Doug is a tremendous community leader and philanthropist,” said Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J.

Florida Tech's Textile Center, Artist Bring Art Experience to University Park School

10/22/2014

Students explore the wearable art exhibit at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology recently partnered with Brevard Public Schools’ Art Explorers Program to present a two-part outreach event with guest artist Marina Dempster. The project, titled “Super Heroes and the Power of Imagination,” focused on the transformative power of wearable art and the embellishment of “super hero” capes.

Professor to Discuss the Lives of Big Stars in Free Public Science Lecture Oct. 24

10/22/2014

Veronique Petit at Florida Tech's Ortega telescope.MELBOURNE, FLA. — Véronique Petit, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, will explore and explain “The Lives of the Most Massive Stars” in a free presentation starting at 8 p.

Florida Tech, Space Coast Early Intervention Center Explore Merger and Combined Services

10/21/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology and Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) are exploring a collaboration that could lead to expanded services for children with or without special needs. The merger would include enhanced preschool to second grade options.

Florida Tech to Open Women's Business Center in Orlando Area with $750,000 SBA Grant

10/20/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The award-winning Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology will launch an Orlando-area operation early next year after receiving $750,000 in funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Central Florida Women’s Business Center (CFWBC) will serve Lake, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Seminole counties and be centrally located.

Forbes: Florida Tech Among Top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Universities

10/17/2014

Florida Tech's Nathan Bisk College of Business is home to several programs that foster entrepreneurialism.School Joins MIT, Harvard, Stanford on Prestigious List MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s 50 most entrepreneurial research universities, according to Forbes magazine. The magazine derived its recent rankings using “entrepreneurial ratios,” which are the number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn measured against the school’s total student body, including graduate students.

Luminous Landscapes: Paintings by Larry Leach On View at Foosaner Art Museum Starting Oct. 18

10/15/2014

Larry Leach, MELBOURNE, FLA. — Luminous Landscapes, an exhibition of more than 30 paintings by Larry Leach, opens Oct. 18 at Foosaner Art Museum. The exhibition includes work spanning 19 years of Leach’s prolific career. Often working in series, Leach has made recent additions to the “Smoky Mountain,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Island Counterpoint” series, and those new works are included in the Foosaner show.

Florida Tech Homecoming Week 2014 Features Something for Everyone

10/15/2014

A parade is just part of the festivities planned for Florida Tech Homecoming 2014.Sports, Parades, Concerts and More on Tap Starting Oct. 21 MELBOURNE, FLA. — Whether you prefer walking in a parade or running in a 5K race, viewing art on the walls or artistry on the field, jamming to reggae or bopping to the sound of a marching band, Florida Institute of Technology’s Homecoming 2014 from Oct.

Wearable Art the Focus as Funk Center Workshop, Lecture Expand on Exhibit

10/15/2014

Ann Clarke, MELBOURNE, FLA. — In conjunction with the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts' current exhibit, Embellished: A Celebration of Wearable Art, local artist, textile designer and art educator Rita Bernstein of RitaSilk Studio will lead a children’s workshop on Oct.

Florida Tech Tops Grant Awards from NASA-Space Florida Partnership

10/10/2014

Florida Tech faculty members, from left to right, Daniel Kirk, Hamid Hefazi, graduate student Jose Avendano, and faculty members Hector Gutierrez, Samuel Durrance and Brian Kaplinger won three grants from the Florida Space Research Program. Avendano and Gutierrez are holding a key component in their Self-Assembly in Biology and the Origin of Life, or SABOL, project.Faculty to Study Navigation, Landing Safety, Protein Growth  MELBOURNE, FLA. — Four Florida Institute of Technology aerospace engineering professors and one physics and space science professor have been awarded research grants through the Florida Space Research Program, a partnership between Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Orlando Site Decision Day Nov. 5

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 5. The Florida Tech Orlando Site event will be held at 2420 Lakemont Ave.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Patuxent Site Decision Day Nov. 13

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend the Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13. The Florida Tech Patuxent Site event will be held at 21803 A Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, Md.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Spaceport Site Decision Day Nov. 12

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend the Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 12. The event will be held at the Florida Tech Spaceport Site at the Center for Space Education, Room 3000 at Kennedy Space Center.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Virtual Site Decision Day Nov. 17

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend the Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Participants will receive a link after registering for the Virtual Site’s event.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Lakehurst Site Decision Days Oct. 22, Nov. 19

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either Oct. 22 or Nov. 19. The Florida Tech Lakehurst Site event will be held at Building 123, Hangar 1, Highway 547, Joint Base MDL, N.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Aberdeen Site Decision Day Nov. 5

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The Florida Tech Aberdeen Site event will be held at 4305 Susquehanna Ave.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Huntsville Site Decision Day Nov. 7

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7. The Florida Tech Huntsville Site event will be held at 6767 Old Madison Pike, Building 7, Suite 720, Huntsville, Ala.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's National Capital Region Site Decision Day Dec. 2

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2. The Florida Tech National Capital Region Site event will be held at the Globe & Laurel restaurant, 3987 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, Va.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Hampton Roads Site Decision Days Nov. 18, Dec. 2

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 or Dec. 2. The Florida Tech Hampton Roads Site event will be held at the Fort Eustis Army Education Center, 1500 Madison Ave.

Prospective Graduate Students Invited to Florida Tech's Fort Lee Site Decision Day Oct. 16

10/09/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Extended Studies invites prospective graduate students to attend an Extended Studies Instant Decision Day from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. The Florida Tech Fort Lee Site event will be held at 2401 Quarters Road, Building 12500, Room B-117.

Brown Named to Florida Tech Board of Trustees

10/08/2014

William Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris Corp., has been named to Florida Tech's Board of Trustees.Harris CEO Continues Company’s Long History of University Support MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology today announced that William M. (Bill) Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris Corporation, has been named to the university’s Board of Trustees.

Times Higher Education: Florida Tech Among Top 200 World Universities

10/07/2014

2014 World University Rankings Laud School’s Research, International Outlook MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is once again among the top 200 universities in the world, according to the prestigious 2014-15 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Florida Tech Hosts ACE Fellow

10/07/2014

Joddy Murray, a 2014-15 Fellow of the American Council on Education, is spending the academic year at Florida Tech.Associate Professor from TCU Spends Academic Year on Campus  MELBOURNE, FLA. — Joddy Murray, an associate professor at Texas Christian University, is spending the 2014-15 academic year at Florida Institute of Technology as a Fellow of the American Council on Education.

NSF Funds Florida Tech-led Initiative for STEM Scholarships

10/03/2014

Grant Earmarked for Students Transferring from Community, State Colleges  MELBOURNE, FLA. — A Florida Institute of Technology proposal to use scholarships to boost the number of students studying the critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics discipline of engineering has received a National Science Foundation grant worth more than $610,000 over the next five years.

F-16s Headed for Air & Space Show Thanks to Florida Tech's Julie Moore

10/02/2014

Julie Moore by an F-16 jet. Photo by Scott Wolf.Air Force Grants Assistant Professor’s Request for Jets MELBOURNE, FLA. — About $60 million worth of aviation technology in the form of two F-16 fighter jets will be on display at this weekend’s Melbourne Air & Space Show thanks to Florida Institute of Technology faculty member – and Air Force fighter pilot – Julie Moore.