Teens Explore Florida Tech and Careers on LASER Day Nov. 4

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s 18th Annual LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. The free event is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th graders, their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and community college students. A collaboration of the Florida Tech College of Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the host for the event will be Dr. Hamid Rassoul, Associate Dean of the College of Science.

Students may choose to attend up to three topical discussions in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. The 24-topic list includes:
ABCs of Laser Light
Angels & Demons: Physics Behind the Movie
Blast Off! Space History at Florida Tech
Bug Beware – Cloned Venus Fly Traps Are Here
Chaos…or Order: Applications in BioMath
CSI DNA Melbourne
Cultural Exposure through Foreign Languages at Florida Tech
Defeating Terrorism with Subatomic Particles
Digging Deep: Climate Changes in the Galapagos
Energy Savings Using Heat Pump Systems
Fish Biology & Aquaculture
Getting the Most Out of Google
Illuminating Dark Energy & Dark Matter
Mysteries of Lightning
Neurons & Spectators
Ocean Energy
Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers & Pythons
Robots In Motion
Safe Handling of Self-Igniting Substances
That’s the Guy! I’ll Never Forget His Face…I Think
The Importance of Computing
Tornado Chasing: Spotting & Understanding Natures Most Violent Storms
What’s on My Money?
When Galaxies Collide
LASER Day check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. with a welcome orientation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center, located on University Boulevard, near Babcock Street. The event ends with dinner (optional) and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center.

A special session just for parents, Financial Aid 101, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 403 of the Crawford Building.
To register online, visit: http://411.fit.edu/laserday. Students can also contact their high school 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 lward@fit.edu for more information.

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