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.
A lot of work gets done in labs, lounges, the machine shop, library, and even outside, but now there is a place solely devoted to student design and research projects: Harris Student Design Center.
The Harris Student Design Center, also known as the PantherWorks, is an 11,500 square-foot work and meeting space that facilitates the ideation, planning, designing, assembling and testing of capstone engineering and science projects.
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