Florida Tech Joins in International Degree in Environmental Science

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech is a partner in the International Master of Environmental Science (IMES) degree program. The two-year curriculum, offered
cooperatively by three U.S. and a trio of European universities, begins this fall. Some of the courses will be taught via distance learning.

The other U.S. partners are Arizona State University and the Baylor University Institute for Air Science. The European participants are University of
Florence in Italy, The New University of Lisbon in Portugal and Aston University in the United Kingdom.   The program offers concentrations in
bio-energy, air quality, air quality monitoring, climate change, basic principles of environmental sustainability, available technology and ongoing
research and development.   Some of the graduate students will be selected to receive mobility grants. This will allow them to travel overseas for
three-to-six months to participate in academic courses and industry internships.   The IMES program is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of
Education, Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education.   Florida Tech’s Department of Marine and Environmental Systems offers undergraduate and
graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering and meteorology. It also provides studies in renewable energy. Additionally,
residing at Florida Tech is the National Center for Hydrogen Research.   For more information, contact George Maul, head of the Florida Tech
Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, at gmaul@fit.edu.

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