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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.