Student Design & Research

Hands-on capstone projects igniting innovation and discovery

Project Based Learning Through Student Design

Each year, Florida Tech's science and engineering students showcase their scientific discoveries and technical prowess at the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase.

For graduating seniors, the event represents years of coursework and hands-on learning experiences put to the test through project-based learning. As the central element of students’ final capstone course, Senior Design provides an engaging context for learning, an opportunity to integrate complex material and the inspiration to discover new ways of thinking and doing.

Project-based learning through student design gives students an experiential platform that not only helps them gain a substantial understanding of their field, but also helps them acquire highly sought-after workplace skills like collaboration, communication and complex problem-solving.

Project Stories

4 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
The Project Mindset: How Immersive, Hands-On Education Fosters Purpose, Passion and Prosperity
5 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
4 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering/Sciences
2 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Mathematical Sciences
5 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Computer Engineering and Sciences
From the Frontline: Peter Zappala, Assistant Director of Student Projects, L3Harris Student Design Center
Students Create Radiation Detector for Spacecraft

Video Spotlights

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