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Panthers on the Rise

Florida Tech Panthers are doing amazing things! As students, they participate in academic competitions, collaborate with faculty on inspiring research, and build career experience in exciting internships. As young alumni, they put their Florida Tech experience to work making a difference in all areas of industry.

Current Student and Young Alumni Stories

Connecting Flights: COA Alumni Share Their Paths to Careers at the FAA
Exactly how four Panthers came to work at the same office in the FAA provides insight into how to successfully build an aviation career.
Data is the World’s True Currency
At Western Digital, Pendekanti takes a customer-focused viewpoint that recognizes how data storage needs are shaping his industry.
Triple Alumna Fulfills Childhood Goal to Work on Spacecraft
Casey Hoffman ’05, ’07 M.S., ’10 M.S., has over 15 years of combined spacecraft experience, today working at Masten Space Systems.
Baseball Standout Uses Education to Create Opportunities for Others 
Panther pitcher Boris Villa ’21 founded two organizations to help athletes in Colombia earn scholarships to play and learn in the U.S.
Could Waste Be The Solution?
Inspired by the environment in their country of origin, three Bangladeshi Florida Tech researchers are working to find a solution. 
Research, Teaching and Student Life Experiences Fuel Alumna’s Unexpected Career Path
Sarah Snyder ’05, ’09 M.S., is a customer experience manager for ZeeMee, a social media platform connecting students with colleges.
My ‘Why’: Students Share Their Reasons for Choosing Florida Tech
Why choose Florida Tech for your college education? Check out our five most popular answers in the words of current Panthers themselves.
VIDEO: Life at Florida Tech From The Student Perspective
Watch Florida Tech's episode on Amazon Prime Video series “The College Tour” for a look at life through the eyes of current Panthers.
Alumnus Reflects on Florida Tech Education and Its Impact on His Career at NASA
Adam Cooper ’09 has worked at NASA since he graduated more than 12 years ago, today serving as pressure systems subsystem manager.
Computer Science Alumna Scores Dream Job Working With NHL Team
Erika Ambrioso ’20 is a software developer with Vinik Sports Group, parent company to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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