MELBOURNE, FLA. — The July 2009 issue of BoatU.S. Magazine names Florida Institute of Technology in its story, â€œThe Boat Loversâ€™ Guide to American Colleges.â€ The university is listed among â€œThe 25 â€˜Boatiestâ€™ Schools in America,â€ in company with such institutions as the University of California, Old Dominion University, The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the University of Michigan.
Colleges and universities were cited that offered at least three different accredited marine-related programs — academic and extracurricular. Florida Techâ€™s academic programs are bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s and doctoral in oceanography and ocean engineering; bachelorâ€™s and doctoral in biological science/aquaculture and fisheries, and biological science/marine ecology; and bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s and doctoral in biological science/marine biology.
Florida Tech athletes also participate in the Department of Athleticsâ€™ award-winning menâ€™s and womenâ€™s crew teams.
The story also mentioned Florida Techâ€™s affiliation with the Caribbean Marine Research Center and its research sites in Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas
and several others in Florida and the Caribbean. The story included a photo of Florida Tech students surveying at Sebastian Inlet.
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