– Florida Tech will host a Homeland Security & Defense Technology Conference on March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The one-day meeting is designed to
educate the technology community of Florida on university research and development related to security and defense.
Speakers include Andrew Cannons, University of South Florida, presenting “Biodefense and Research in the Laboratory.” Other topics include research news on
signal processing, IT security and secure wireless communication.
The AeA (American Electronics Association) Florida Council will present the conference, which will be held in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex auditorium.
Sponsors include DRS Optronics, Inc., Northrop Grumman, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Florida Tech. The cost is $95 for
AeA/EDC members and $195 for non-members, and includes continental breakfast and lunch. The conference is free to Florida Tech faculty and students.
Founded in 1943, the AeA is the nation’s largest high-tech trade association.
The Florida Tech contact is Dr. Fred Ham, associate dean for research, College of Engineering, and Harris Professor. For
more information, visit www.aeanet.org/ and go to regional events.