Teens to Explore Florida Tech and Careers at Nov. 3 LASER Day

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s 19th Annual LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. The free event is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th graders, their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. A collaboration of the Florida Tech College of Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the event is hosted by Hamid Rassoul, senior associate dean of the College of Science.

Students may choose to attend up to three topical discussions in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. The 24-topic list includes:

ABCs of Laser Light

Blast Off! Space History at Florida Tech

CSI DNA Melbourne

Digging Deep: Climate Changes in the Galapagos

Fish Forever: Careers in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Getting the Most Out of Google

HEP in CERN: Reaching for the Ultimate…

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Environmentally Friendly Energy Conversion

Illuminating Dark Energy and Dark Matter

JAWS: Implications for Fish Biology and Aquaculture

Lasers for Biomedical Applications

Monster Black Holes

Mysteries of Lightning

Ocean Energy

Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers & Pythons

Robots In Motion

Safe Handling of Self-Igniting Substances

Seashells and Math

Sustain Your Planet While Becoming More Marketable

That’s the Guy! I’ll Never Forget His Face…I Think

The Importance of Computing: Computer Science Meets the Simpsons

The Kepler Planet Finding Mission

Tornado Chasing: Spotting & Understanding Nature’s MostViolent Storms

What’s on My Money?

LASER Day check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. with a welcome orientation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. A special session just for parents, Financial Aid 101, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. The event ends with dinner (optional) and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room.

Students who visit the campus that day will receive a $1,000 Campus Visit Travel Grant for each of their four years (a total of $4,000) if they enroll full-time at Florida Tech. In addition, the first 200 students to arrive will receive a LASER Day T-shirt.

To register for LASER Day online, visit: http://411.fit.edu/laserday. Students can also contact their high school principal’s office or Linda Ward, Florida Tech coordinator, at (321) 674-7573, or via email at lward@fit.edu for more information. If students or parents would like to visit the campus again to get a more personalized tour, please call (321) 674-8030.

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