-The Charles and Ruth Clemente Center is the site of Florida Tech’s Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 1 at 10 a.m. Dr. Leon M. Lederman, Nobel Laureate
high-energy physicist, will deliver the commencement address.
Lederman, one of the world’s foremost physicists, began his career in the 1960s. He has served as the Director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
and as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Columbia University. He also was a founder and inaugural Resident Scholar of the Illinois Mathematics and
In 1990, Dr. Lederman was elected President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest scientific organization in the United
States. His many awards include the National Medal of Science (1965), the Elliot Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute (1976), the Nobel Prize in Physics
(1988), and the Enrico Fermi Prize, given by President Clinton in 1993.
Almost 500 students will receive their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at spring commencement in Melbourne. Florida Tech will also confer
approximately 250 master’s degrees through its School of Extended Graduate Studies, which has 10 locations throughout the United States.