The university’s first episode was released on Amazon Prime Video in December 2020. It’s available to watch on Florida Tech’s YouTube channel or on Amazon Prime Video, “The College Tour,” season one, episode two.
From new buildings to a new president, a lot has changed on campus since the first episode. In addition to all the exciting growth at Florida Tech, many students have new stories to share. It’s the opportune time to film and release another episode.
In the new episode, 10 outstanding students share their stories and show us what it means to be a part of the Florida Tech community. They cover everything from academics to athletics and student life to alumni outcomes. Keep an eye out for its online release, slated for November, and mark your calendars for the Amazon Prime Video premiere in February 2024. In the meantime, meet each student and get a sneak peak of the stories they’ll share in the episode, below.
1. Lauren-Ann Graham ’20
Segment title: Going for Greatness
Lauren-Ann is young alumna and current graduate student who used her degree in aerospace engineering to launch a career at NASA. In her segment, she discusses Florida Tech’s legacy of helping ambitious students like her gain the skills and knowledge needed to become extremely employable professionals.
2. Darin Hiraldo
Segment title: Engineering: Creating Our Future
Darin is an ocean engineering senior, also earning a sustainability minor, from Worcester, Massachusetts. In his segment, he talks about getting hands-on experiences at Florida Tech and preparing for Senior Design, Florida Tech’s signature capstone engineering experience.
3. Nashaita Patrawalla ‘19, ‘21 M.S.
Segment title: Science: Redefining What’s Possible
Nashaita came to Florida Tech from the other side of the world to study astrobiology, and she stayed to get both her master’s and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. If anybody knows about science and research at Florida Tech, it’s her! In her segment, she shares what it means to get involved in hands-on research at Florida Tech.
4. Marcello Mattei ‘22
Segment title: An Abundance of Involvement
You’ll never run out of clubs to join or things to do at Florida Tech. That’s why when Marcello came to Florida Tech from Venezuela, he quickly found a sense of community by getting involved on campus. In his segment, he shares how participating in student life activities can enrich your college experience.
5. Zach Miller
Segment title: Aeronautics: Reaching New Heights
Ever since Zach attended his first airshow when he was 4 years old, he has had his eyes on the sky! In his segment, the aviation management major shares the experience he has gained during his time at Florida Tech and discusses what it means to be a student in the College of Aeronautics.
6. Ceana Palacio
Segment title: A Welcoming Community
From the day Ceana first stepped foot on campus to take her campus tour, she immediately found a sense of belonging. In her segment, she talks about the extreme sense of warmth you feel as a Florida Tech student—and no, she’s not talking about the weather. It’s about the people.
7. Josianne Keenan
Segment title: Arts & Psychology: From Passion to Purpose
Josianne Keenan is taking her passion for the arts and turning it into a career. In her segment, the multiplatform journalism major shares how the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts provides various opportunities for students like her to pursue their interests.
8. Carter Batt
Segment title: Scholar-Athlete Excellence
Carter Batt is an aerospace engineering sophomore and member of the men’s lacrosse team. In his segment, he shares what being a scholar-athlete is all about.
9. Jared McColpin
Segment title: Business: Striving for Success
Jared McCoplin is a business administration junior from Williamsburg, West Virginia. In his segment, he shares his vision for the future and how a business degree from Florida Tech will help him get there.
10. Emma Conti
Segment title: Limitless Potential
Emma Conti is a senior double-majoring in aerospace engineering and computer science with a minor in literature. She embodies the idea that whatever you want to do, you can make it happen at Florida Tech. In her segment, she shares how she has taken all of her interests—computers, space, literature, music and theater—and turned them into an extraordinary educational experience.
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