Teens to Explore Florida Tech and Careers at LASER Day Nov. 16

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s 19th Annual LASER (Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering Resource) Day will be held on campus Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. The free event is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. A collaboration of the Florida Tech College of Science, College of Engineering and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the event is hosted by Hamid Rassoul, dean of the College of Science.

Students may choose to attend up to three topical discussions in consecutive, activity-filled sessions. The 26-topic list includes:

●Construction Managers: The Quarterbacks of Engineering Projects

●Criminal Motivation—So You Think You Want To be A Profiler?

●CSI DNA Melbourne

●Digging Deep: Climate Changes in the Galapagos

●Earth’s Water: Origin of the Oceans

●Finding Your Rhythm in College: A Note from the Florida Tech Music Program

●The Human Touch

●Fish Forever: Careers in Fisheries and Aquaculture

●Floating and Exploding Concrete

●Getting the Most Out of Google

●Greening Your World and Your Wallet

●Hurricanes: How They Can Destroy Your Home and What to Do About It

●Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Environmentally Friendly Energy Conversion

●Illuminating Dark Energy and Dark Matter

●JAWS: Implications for Fish Biology and Aquaculture


●Monster Black Holes

●Mysteries of Lightning

●Predator! The Infrared Vision of Pit Vipers and Pythons

●afe Handling of Self-Igniting Substances

●Smart Devices

●That’s the Guy! I’ll Never Forget His Face…I Think

●The Cost of Being Connected—A Different Kind of Math and its Applications

●The Importance of Computing: Computer Science Meets The Simpsons

●The NASA Kepler Planet-Finding Mission

●What Language/s do They Speak at Florida Tech?

●What’s On My Money?

LASER Day check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. with a welcome orientation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. A special session just for parents, Financial Aid and Undergraduate Admissions 101, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. The event ends with dinner (optional) and concluding remarks, starting at 6:20 p.m. in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room.

Students who visit the campus that day will receive a $1,000 Campus Visit Travel Grant for each of their four years (a total of $4,000) if they enroll full-time at Florida Tech.

Online registration is available now at http://411.fit.edu/laserday. There are only 350 seats available this year so interested participants should register as soon as possible to get preferred sessions.

Students can also contact their high school principal’s office or Linda Ward, Florida Tech LASER Day event manager, at (321) 674-7573, or via email at lward@fit.edu for more information. If students or parents would like to visit the campus again to get a more personalized tour, please call (321) 674-8030.

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