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Teens to Explore Florida Tech and Careers at LASER Day Nov. 20

10/10/2013

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s 22nd Annual LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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. Michael Grace, associate dean of the College of Science. LASER Day is an opportunity for students to visit a top tier, research-intensive doctoral university, explore many of the exciting Florida Tech research programs and get a glimpse into college life. Students will have an opportunity to visit with professors, tour laboratories and witness active demonstrations. Students may choose to attend up to three topical discussions in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. The 27-topic list includes: Cabbage MicrospHeres: Biochemistry at the Grocery Store Combinatorial Games: Cake Cutting and Fair Division of Goods Construction Managers: The Quarterbacks of Engineering Projects Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Finding Your Rhythm in College: A Note From The Florida Tech Music Program Floating and Exploding Concrete Florida Sea Level Rise: Past, Present and Future Forensic Microscopy: Catching a Murderer With Pollen Getting the Most Out of Google Good Vibrations: Technology, Autism and Behavioral Science Greening Your World and Your Wallet Hurricanes: How They Can Destroy Your Home & What to Do About It Illuminating Dark Energy and Dark Matter Journalism: Why You Should Be Involved in Student Media, No Matter What Your Major Lil' Fish, Big Fish, Lionfish: Invasive Species Resist Environmental Temperature Change Monster Black Holes Out of This World Communication: The Florida Tech/Florida Today/Flame Trench Science Journalism Project Pirates in Paradise: Pirates, Piracy, and Florida History Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers and Pythons Riding the Chinese Dragon: Culture, History, and Politics on the Pacific Rim Role of Biomedical Engineers: Monitoring Responses of Cells and Organs Within the Body Safe Handling of Self-Igniting Substances Sport Fishes and Fishing in Florida The Seven Deadly Sins of Memory Weird Lightning What's On My Money? Why Are Cells So Sensitive? LASER Day check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. with introductory remarks in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus. A special session just for parents, Financial Aid and Undergraduate Admission 101, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Dinner (optional) and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. will take place 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; it is renewable for up to four years. Online registration is available now at http://411.fit.edu/laserday/registration.php. 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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