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Teens to Explore Florida Tech and Careers at LASER Day Nov. 14

10/16/2012

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s 21st Annual LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. The free event is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students and community college students and their parents, guardians, teachers and guidance counselors. A collaboration of the Florida Tech College of Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the event is hosted by Dr. Hamid K. Rassoul, dean of the College of Science.

Students may choose to attend up to three topical discussions in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. The 24-topic list includes:

●Biomaterials & Tissue Regeneration with Inexpensive 3D Printers

●Construction Managers: The Quarterbacks of Engineering Projects

●Earth’s Water: Origin of the Oceans

●Finding Your Rhythm in College: A Note From The Florida Tech Music Program

●Fish Forever: Careers in Fisheries & Aquaculture

●Floating & Exploding Concrete

●Forensic Microscopy: What Abby Doesn’t Know (Yet)

●Getting The Most Out Of Google

●Good Vibrations: Technology, Autism and Behavioral Science

●Greening Your World & Your Wallet

●Hurricanes: How They Can Destroy Your Home & What To Do About It

●Illuminating Dark Energy & Dark Matter

●JAWS: Implications for Fish Biology & Aquaculture

●Monkeysort

●Monster Black Holes

●Mysteries of Lightning

●Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers & Pythons

●Safe Handling of Self-Igniting Substances

●SASE: Speech Analysis & Special Effects

●That's The Guy! I'll Never Forget His Face…I Think

●The Cost of Being Connected - A Different Kind of Math & Its Applications

●The Importance of Computing: "Computer Science Meets The Simpsons"

●What Languages Do They Speak at Florida Tech?

●What's On My Money?

LASER Day check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. with a welcome orientation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. A special session just for parents, Financial Aid and Undergraduate Admission 101, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. LASER Day ends with dinner (optional) and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room.

Students who visit the campus that day and who apply and ultimately enroll full-time will receive a $1,000 Campus Visit Grant that will be applied to their first-year financial aid package to help offset travel expenses, and is renewable for up to four years.

Online registration is available now at http://411.fit.edu/laserday. There are only 350 seats available this year so interested participants should register as soon as possible to get preferred sessions.

Students can also contact their high school principal’s office or Linda Ward, Florida Tech LASER Day Event Manager, at (321) 674-7573, or via email at lward@fit.edu for more information. If students or parents would like to visit the campus again to get a more personalized tour, please call (321) 674-8030.

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