Lifelong Scholar Society

Lifelong Scholar Society

Thursday Night Lectures

How do you spend your Thursday nights? Stuck on the couch, watching the same old television show or surfing the web to find something new and interesting? Put down that remote and step away from the keyboard. Lifelong Scholar Society is where you need to be!


Thursday Night Lecture Series is the satisfaction of stimulating the brain without any worry of attending a college course. Every other Thursday evening, you will have the opportunity to interact with accomplished, Florida Institute of Technology professors and local experts of their respected fields. Plus, get to know fellow members and guests. 

Florida Tech Research Park and the Center for Aeronautics and Innovation
1050 West NASA Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901

6PM | Select Thursdays

Guest admission: $20 | Members admission: $10

Click on the dates below to register and for complete event information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Lectures

LSS Thursday Night

Uncovering the Mysteries of Aging: The Study of C. Elegans Worms
March 28, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Guisbert 

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LSS Thursday Night

Benefits of Biofouling: Why Care About Creatures that Live on the Bottom of a Boat
April 11, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kelli Hunsucker 

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Biofouling, especially of ships, has been a problem for as long as humanity has been sailing the oceans. Biofouling affects the operation of marine vessels, but it also has an impact on aquaculture and competes with shellfish directly for food resources. Although many methods of removal exist, they often affect the cultured species, sometimes more so than the fouling organisms themselves.

 

 

 


LSS Thursday Night

Identifying and Avoiding Fake News and Misinformation

April 25, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dzmitry Yuran

Usefull strategies and practical tips for navigating the increasingly confusing world of news, opinions and news imitations.

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LSS Thursday Night

The Future Commercial Space Marketplace and the Cape’s Role In It
May 9, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dale Ketchum, V.P. Government & External Affairs Space Florida 

 

 

 

 

 


LSS Thursday Night

D-DAY Plus 75 Years: Revisiting the Invasion of France
May 23, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Taylor

The 1944 invasion of France was a major turning point in World War II, and one of the largest and most complicated military operations of all time. This presentation will look at the strategic and tactical objectives of both the Allies and the defending Germans, as well as the technological challenges that had to be overcome to achieve victory.

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* You must be a member to attend events at the discounted membership rate; otherwise, you will be asked to pay for a membership or pay the remainder of the nonmember rate before you can attend events.
Contact us by email at pdpregistration@fit.edu or call (321) 674-8382.