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Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Design Showcase Set for April 20 at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA.—In an annual extravaganza of achievement, Florida Institute of Technology College of Engineering and College of Science students will display their design and research projects on Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More than 100 projects will make up the 2012 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center.…

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Florida Tech’s First Farmer Scholar Strides Path to Success

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Andrew Hernandez is a young man who doesn’t slow down. The 20-year-old is nearing completion of his third year at the Florida Institute of Technology, having been named the university’s inaugural Farmer Scholar as a freshman in 2009. A Chemical Engineering major from Tampa, Hernandez successfully balances academics with campus activities. Hernandez has served as an Independent Colleges and…

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Florida Tech Triple-Major Student Heads to MIT for Summer Internship

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Victor Calderon, a Florida Institute of Technology junior, has been accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a prestigious summer internship in astrophysics. The all-expenses-paid program, which starts in June, lasts for nine-weeks. “I should know by May who my mentor will be as I applied to three different labs,” said Calderon. He put in his application at…

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Engineering Society Bestows Honors on Florida Tech Engineering Professor and General David Petraeus

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Ralph Locurcio, Florida Institute of Technology professor of engineering and director of the construction program, has been selected to receive the 2012 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Golden Eagle Award for contributions to the engineering profession. Locurcio was chosen for lifetime service to the Army Corps of Engineers; his service to the engineering firm, STV Group, after retirement…

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Florida Tech Student Wins Grand Prize in PNC Bank Wish List Sweepstakes

MELBOURNE, FLA—Florida Institute of Technology College of Science applied mathematics major Seth Reesh won the Grand Prize of $10,000 in the PNC Bank Wish List Sweepstakes. Reesh is a resident of Palm Bay and graduate of Bayside High School and the Beta Engineering Academy there. The award ceremony at Florida Tech took place Nov. 29 at the university’s Pantherium, an…

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Florida Tech Anchors Top Ten at National Concrete Canoe Competition

The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) concrete canoe team traveled to the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., June 16-18 to compete for the ASCE Concrete Canoe National Championship. The team finished in the top 10, with Andrew Bankert as captain. The team’s standings included second place in Men’s Final Sprints; third place in the…

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Florida Tech to Offer Athletic Coaching Minor; Starts Fall 2012

Florida Institute of Technology will offer a 20-credit Athletic Coaching Minor, available to all majors, starting in fall 2012. The minor, offered through the Science and Mathematics Education Department, is appropriate for those students who plan to coach or who are seeking a career in sports. Courses within the minor fulfill the requirements to obtain an Athletic Coaching Certificate in…

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Three Florida Tech Faculty Members Honored for Excellence

 Three Florida Institute of Technology faculty members recently earned the university’s 2011 Faculty Excellence Awards for outstanding performance. They were J. Clayton Baum, professor of chemistry, the Andrew W. Revay Jr. Award for Excellence in Service; Marcus Hohlmann, associate professor of physics and space sciences, the Award for Excellence in Research; and James Brenner, assistant professor of chemical engineering, the…

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Florida Tech Student Earns Chemical Engineering Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent Honors Convocation, Dominic Casali earned the 2011 Donald R. Mason Award. It is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Casali, who graduated in May, received Faculty Honors at commencement for his 4.0, or perfect, grade point average. Casali earned many awards during his time at the university.…

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Florida Tech Student Earns Internship in Germany

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Gilbert Castillo, a Florida Institute of Technology senior majoring in chemical engineering, was chosen to participate in the year-long Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a study and work fellowship in Germany. He was one of 75 selected from more than 500 applicants and will begin the experience this coming fall. While in Germany, Castillo, a Washington, D.C.…

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