– DeWalt, a subsidiary of Black and Decker located in Towson, Md., is supporting Florida Tech students in their senior design engineering projects with
gifts-in-kind valued at nearly $5,000. Florida Tech alumni and DeWalt employees, Sebastian Delgado and Joao Norona, facilitated the gift. Both 2002
graduates, Delgado and Norona participated in a senior engineering rocket project.
The company’s gift includes providing a variety of tools to the Florida Tech machine shop. The senior design student teams will use the tools during the
construction phase of their projects.
DeWalt also donated tools to outfit the team trailer, which the formula car team will take with their racing car to Pontiac, Mich. this spring for national
Florida Tech College of Engineering curriculum requires students to participate in senior research design projects to gain hands-on experience in applying
engineering principles and in participating as team members. These projects, such as the rocket and formula car, simulate a real-world working environment
challenge. To meet budget requirements, the teams solicit advice, and donations of money, equipment and parts from companies and community organizations.
DeWalt manufactures and markets high-performance industrial power tools and accessories for residential and industrial construction, professional
remodeling and woodworking applications.