Project-based learning through hands-on projects gives students a substantial understanding of their field and helps them acquire highly sought-after workplace skills like collaboration, communication and complex problem-solving.
During their senior year, students from the college of engineering and science participate in a capstone project to gain hands-on experience in applying engineering and science principles. Students organize into interdisciplinary teams to complete comprehensive projects in which they can apply the theoretical basis from their field.
Capstone projects simulate a real-world work environment in a variety of engineering and science fields. The students apply theory, think creatively and develop practical skills such as teamwork, professionalism, and leadership.
Student design and research projects culminate with the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase at Florida Tech, an annual event during which student teams present their work and field questions from their peers, faculty members, industry professionals and local leaders.
In 2009, a $1 million endowment gift from Northrop Grumman Corporation provided ongoing support for Florida Tech students’ work. Sponsorships from other local and national companies also assist. These gifts reflect a commitment to boosting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and the value of learning beyond the classroom.
|Project registration and/or Safety Forms||Nov 10|
|Exhibit Requirements Deadline||February 14|
|Poster Deadline||March 29|
|E-Book Page Deadline||April 1|
|Preliminary Exhibit inspection
(During this time the student projects staff will inspect your exhibit to assure that it can be displayed safety at the student design showcase, all projects must satisfy all safety requirements in order to participate)
|All work in the student design facilities must stop||April 8|
|Exhibit Setup Deadline||April 11 by 2 p.m.