Why Florida Tech?

Be amazed by what you discover.

The current value of Research Sponsored Projects is $35 million. The number of principal investigators on our faculty is 90—and four of them have received prestigious NSF Career Awards. Why is this important? You can participate in research as early as your freshman year.

Here's a glimpse at areas you can explore:

  • Onsite courses at the Kennedy Space Center
  • Airport planning, design and development
  • Control of DNA replication and gene expression
  • Microgravity experiments aboard NASA's KC 135 and Space Shuttle
  • Artificial reef structures
  • Applications of communications and publication technology
  • Sensors for robot vision
  • Astronomy using the 36 inch SARA telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • Environmental Economics
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • High energy particle physics
  • Bio-organic chemistry
  • Naval architecture, marine hydrodynamics, high-speed small craft design
  • Parallel computing, neural networks, and software engineering
  • Engine testing of alternative fuels
  • Renewable solar energy technologies
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Stellar evolution, space plasma dynamics, and the orgin of the universe
  • Hydrogen fuel cell research and design
  • Projects involving the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Aerospace structures and, materials, propulsion, and aerodynamics
  • Shark and sting ray research
  • Impacts of hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding and tidal surges
  • Changes of manatee distribution in the Indian River Lagoon
  • Molecular Biology of the bacterial cell cycle
  • Management of business technology
  • Human disease research
  • Cultural psychology
  • Feeding ecology of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin