Teens Explore College and Careers at Florida Techs LASER Day

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Fuel cell engineering, mysteries of lightning, infrared vision of pit vipers and pythons, seahorse aquaculture, sunspots, the nano-world
and colliding galaxies are just some of what 10th-12th grade and community college students will learn about during Florida Tech’s annual LASER Day on Nov.
15. LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus from 3:15 to 7 p.m. The free event is co-sponsored by the College of
Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.
LASER Day offers 16 activity-filled sessions. They include chemistry fun, NMR spectroscopy of live animals, seeing atoms, speech recognition technology and
“When Good DNA Goes Bad.”
Visiting students may talk to professors about studies and careers in the liberal arts, sciences and engineering. Parents, teachers and guidance counselors
may also participate. LASER Day activities start with a welcome and orientation in Gleason Auditorium, located on University Blvd., near Babcock St. Dinner
begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Denius Student Center.
Interested students should contact their school’s guidance counselor for a registration form. For more information, call Florida Tech’s College of Science
Dean’s Office at (321) 674-7543, or send e-mail to Dr. Hamid Rassoul at rassoul@fit.edu, or Linda Ward at lward@fit.edu. The LASER Day Web site is http://cos.fit.edu/LaserDay2006.htm.

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