LASER Day 2008 Lets Teens Explore College and Careers

MELBOURNE, FLA. — A variety of fun and educational topics — many with fascinating titles — are in the offing at Florida Tech’s LASER Day 2008 on Wednesday, Nov.
19. LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. for 10th, 11th and 12th graders, their
parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and community college students. This is a free event.

Students can select three topics from 24 to attend in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. Their choice might be tough when they look at the list that
ABCs of Laser Light
Animated Algorithms
Blast Off! Spacer Age history
Bug Beware — Cloned Venus Fly Traps Are Here
CSI DNA Melbourne
Defeating Terrorism with Subatomic particles
Digging Deep: Climate Changes in the Galapagos
Fair Way: Your Guide to Brevard County Science Research
Fish Biology and Aquaculture
Florida Coastal Hazards Come in Waves
Fuel Cell Engineering
Fun with Chemistry!
Illuminating Dark Energy and Dark Matter
Mathematics of Love Affairs: Romeo and Juliet 
Mysteries of Lightning
Play with Your Music
Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers and Pythons
Proteins: The Coolest Machines in Town
Safe Handling of Self-igniting Substances
Search for Extra Dimensions at CERN
Sunspots and Solar Storms
Pattern Recognition: I’ll Never Forget His Face. . . I Think
Tornado Chasing: Spotting & Understanding Nature’s Most Violent Storms
What’s on My Money?

LASER Day registration runs from 2:15 to 3:15 when there will be a welcome orientation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center, located on University
Boulevard, near Babcock Street. The event ends with a light dinner and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student
Center. This event is a collaboration of the Florida Tech College of Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. The host
will be Hamid Rassoul, professor of physics and space sciences.

A special session just for parents, Financial Aid 101, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Hartley Room.

To register online, visit: Students can also contact their high school’s principal’s office or Linda Ward in the Dean’s office
of the College of Science at Florida Institute of Technology at (321) 674-7573 or via email at for more information.

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