Student Rocket Society comes out on top!

Florida Tech Student Rocket Society

The Florida Tech Student Rocket Society took 1st place at the 2014 Hybrid Rocket Competition!

Check out the Florida Tech blog to hear the students' experiences at the competition.

Cool Stuff: Student Rockets

Florida Tech Student Rockets

It's a blast for the Florida Tech student rocket society in the annual Hybrid Rocket Competition. The society's high altitude team took first place in the 2011 competition, beating nine other teams.

Check it all out and MORE at our "Cool Stuff" website.

Research: Two-Way Ticket to Space

Two-way ticket to spaceFlorida Tech works with the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation to look into the investments of commercial travel to space!

Check out this research and more at Florida Tech's Research Portal!

Research: It's Rocket Science

It's rocket scienceFlorida Tech investigates hybrid rocket technologies as the solution to more efficient and powerful rocket launch vehicles and uses these technologies to compete in competitions!

Check out this research and more at Florida Tech's Research Portal!

Imagine. Design. Build.

Harris Student Design Center

The Harris Student Design Center, also known as the PantherWorks, is an 11,500 square-foot work and meeting space that facilitates the ideation, planning, designing, assembling and testing of capstone engineering and science projects.

Videos: Student Design Projects

Project-based learning through student design gives students an experiential platform that helps them acquire highly sought-after workplace skills.

Aerospace Engineering Internships and Research Opportunities

Collaborate with Engineers on Design Projects at NASA, Boeing and Harris

Students at Florida Tech can work side-by-side with some of the most prestigious names in engineering through challenging aerospace engineering internships. Some of these organizations include:

  • NASA
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Harris Corporation
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • SpaceX

These aerospace engineering internships allow our students to get hands-on experience at leading aerospace companies and government laboratories. Students are often tasked with supporting the efforts of engineers working on aerospace systems that can lead to an employment offer upon graduation.


Outside of aerospace engineering internships, student research projects at Florida Tech are state-of-the-art. NASA sponsors many projects and students conduct research with data gathered from onboard the International Space Station. Florida Tech professors have won numerous prestigious research grants from NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the National Science Foundation. In addition, they frequently present their research at leading national and international technical conferences.

Aerospace engineering internships and research projects include such diverse areas of interest as:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Structural dynamics
  • Controls
  • Wind tunnel testing and experimentation
  • Microgravity
  • Metallurgy and solid mechanics
  • Computer-aided design
  • Combustion and propulsion

Create Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow

With experience gained from aerospace engineering internships and research, Florida Tech students culminate their Florida Tech undergraduate careers with comprehensive capstone senior design projects. These projects give students the experience of working in teams to address real-world issues and create innovative solutions through the design, development, prototyping and presentation of a complex engineering system.

Examples of these student projects include:

  • Formula SAE Car
  • Racing Electric Vehicle
  • SAE Mini Baja
  • Sea Doo Hydrogen Conversion
  • PANTHR Rocket
  • Zero-E Hydrogen Plane

Join Clubs and Organizations to Enhance Your Degree

Florida Tech's student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics promotes the collection of aerospace research, talks, tools and activities and plans a variety of events to share its interests.

Students also participate in Sigma Tau Gamma, an honor society for aerospace engineering students who maintain academic excellence during their studies.

These clubs and societies provide networking opportunities that can later lead to aerospace engineering internships and jobs.