4 Reasons Florida Tech’s Biology Program Rocks

1. Undergraduate Research Almost all biology majors, myself included, have gotten involved in some kind of undergraduate research. Research is available for credit hours or as a federal work-study job. There’s research in almost every specialization, and it is available to get involved in as a freshman. This is the reason I chose to come to FIT— freshman aren’t involved in this…

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How to Start a Club

In the episode of Even Stevens, “Dirty Work,” Louis and his friends started a lumberjack club in order to eat pancakes on the school’s dime. I always joke with my friends that this is a terrific idea and someone should do it at Florida Tech. In reality, it’s pretty easy to start a club and get some funding from the…

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5 Types of Group Mates We’ve All Met

Everyone knows the groan that erupts from a class at the mention of a “group project.” We’ve also probably all dealt with the following types of people before, and we’ve probably all been more than one of them. 1. The Poor Communicator Have you ever been through a whole semester and still not known a group member’s name? You’ve asked them…

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Places to Visit in Florida: A Photo Blog

Here are some pictures from a few of the coolest spots in my home state, Florida. 1. St. Augustine 2. Santa Fe River   3. Orlando     4. Apopka Wekiva Springs in Apopka is a great spot to go tubing on a weekend. 5. The Everglades   6. Key Largo   7. Key West     8. And of…

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Molecular Biology FAQ

What exactly is molecular biology? Molecular Biology is the study of DNA, RNA, and the related enzymes. What’s the difference between molecular biology and microbiology? Molecular biology studies DNA and genetics typically in human cells. Molecular biology is at a molecular level while microbiology is at a cellular level. Molecular biologists work with all kinds of cells while microbiologists only…

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Florida Tech’s End of Semester Midnight Breakfast

At the end of last semester, many students looked forward to seeing the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug after finishing finals week. Before the film came out, Florida Tech featured a hobbit-style meal in our Panther Dining Hall. The breakfast featured everything a hobbit could dream of: bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, waffles, fruit, pastries, hot chocolate and…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your College Tour

Two years ago, my best friend and I started volunteering for Panther Pride, Florida Tech’s tour guide club. Through giving tours, I have learned a lot about how to give a good tour and what makes a really great college visit. 1. Schedule your tour a few weeks ahead of time. You want to make sure you get the date…

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Cool Florida Tech Campus Event: WFIT’s Market Day

After my Special Topics in Molecular Biology class last semester, my friend Kendrick appeared in the Olin Life Sciences Building. Kendrick greeted us holding massive a European pastry. We had no idea where the pastry had come from, but we gobbled it up anyway. Not long after, my lab partner Amy and I were walking out to Crawford for our…

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How Do I Pick a Major? A Salute to the Undecided

“What do you want to major in?” This is a question you’ve heard many times. If you’re a high school senior, you probably have a scripted response for that question to everyone who asks. For many incoming freshmen, however, that question is not easily answered. If you haven’t spent time at Melbourne beaches yet, you may not know what it…

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