Climate Change and Hurricanes Is Topic of Florida Tech Lecture

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Dr. Steven Lazarus, Florida Tech assistant professor of meteorology, will present “Climate Change: Hurricane Intensity, Frequency, and
Controversy” on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Titusville High School Performing Arts Building. The lecture is part of Florida Tech’s Integrated Science
Teaching Enhancement Partnership (InSTEP) program with Brevard public schools. It is free and open to the public.

Lazarus is a recent recipient of two NASA grants. One, for almost $100,000, is for a meteorology project; the other, for more than $100,000 is for research
into data thinning, which is similar to data imaging.

InSTEP is funded by a $1.7 million grant to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation. The program enables university graduate students and faculty
to work with high school science teachers in Brevard County public schools to develop inquiry-based learning modules for integrated science.

The next lecture will be on Nov. 6th in the Palm Bay High School auditorium. Speaking will be Dr. William Herrnkind, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida
State University. The title of his presentation will be “The Secret Lives of Spiny Lobsters.”

For more information, contact John Windsor, co-principal investigator of InSTEP, at (321) 674-8096, or at

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