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Florida Tech One of Boatiest Schools in America

07/17/2009

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The July 2009 issue of BoatU.S. Magazine names Florida Institute of Technology in its story, “The Boat Lovers’ Guide to American Colleges.” The university is listed among “The 25 ‘Boatiest’ Schools in America,” 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 Tech’s academic programs are bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral in oceanography and ocean engineering; bachelor’s and doctoral in biological science/aquaculture and fisheries, and biological science/marine ecology; and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral in biological science/marine biology.

Florida Tech athletes also participate in the Department of Athletics’ award-winning men’s and women’s crew teams.

The story also mentioned Florida Tech’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.
For more information, visit: http://www.boatus.com/news/College_0709.pdf.

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