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Florida Tech Joins Forces with Brevard Zoo to Re-home Endangered Spider Monkey

When a baby monkey was smuggled into the country, likely bound for the illegal pet trade, Florida Tech and Brevard and Dallas zoos stepped in.

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Panthers in the Headlines: September 2020

September Florida Tech headlines: F.I.T. Aviation and Brevard Zoo rescue spider monkey, Forbes-featured research, alumni in Nat Geo and more

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Florida Tech Recognized Among Best in 2021 U.S. News Rankings

The university was also in the Top 175 nationwide for undergraduate engineering programs and undergraduate computer science programs.

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Fall Commencement Dec. 11 Will Be Virtual, University Announces

The live-streamed event starting at 6 p.m. follows successful spring and summer virtual graduations that have drawn more than 12,000 combined views.

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College of Aeronautics Alumnus Assumes New Position in Lifelong Entertainment Career

How, exactly, does one become a top leader at a Wild West theme park?

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Florida Tech, Florida Prep Launch Dual Enrollment Program

The program allows Florida Prep students to complete 21 dual-enrollment credits at Florida Tech and to earn a private pilot license from F.I.T. Aviation.

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Florida Tech, Alumni Help Get Supplies to the Bahamas

The university provided air transport, pilots, fuel and more to assist the region after it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

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Florida Tech Aeronautics Professor: More Plane Crashes Will Happen Unless Safety Systems Overhauled

Shem Malmquist, Longtime Accident Investigator, Available for Interviews As investigations continue into two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology who has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981 suggests there will be more accidents like these unless and until changes are made to aircraft safety systems. “The best way to…

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College of Aeronautics Grad Students Win Design Competition

A team of Florida Tech graduate students in the College of Aeronautics won first place in the prestigious University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs from the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Working with faculty advisor Debbie Carstens, graduate student team members Erin Egoroff, Abdullah “Barry” Bouran and Bhoomin Chauhan designed a system using LiDAR and pressure plates to alert air traffic…

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Grumman retirees honor Skurla, Florida Tech

Florida Tech and Grumman Aerospace and its former CEO, George Skurla, have deep connections stretching back decades that helped shape both institutions.

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