Author: Adam Lowenstein, FIT News Bureau

United Launch Alliance President Tory Bruno Headlines Smith Lecture Series Feb. 25 at Florida Tech

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno, president and chief executive officer of United Launch Alliance, will headline the spring F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Feb. 25 at Florida Tech in Melbourne.

Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Receives $16,210 Donation Through NY Jets Raffle

Though the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers needed overtime to settle their Dec. 23, 2018, game at MetLife Stadium, the day’s other major winner needed no such drama: Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment received a donation of more than $16,000 as recipient of the Jets 50/50 Raffle that day.

Community Foundation for Brevard Funds Florida Tech Alzheimer’s, Cancer Medical Research

The Community Foundation for Brevard awarded Florida Institute of Technology researchers nearly $80,000 under the Medical Research Grant to Find Cause and/or Cure for Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and Other Pervasive Diseases initiative.

Melbourne-Based Artist Derek Gores Retrospective Opening Set Nov. 17 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum

Derek Gores: Local Edition, a mid-career retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist whose clients and collectors include Prada, U2 and Adidas, will open a four-month run Nov. 17 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum in the Eau Gallie Arts District.

African Drum and Dance, Kanga Cloth History on Tap from Funk Center at Florida Tech

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will host an African drumming and dance workshop on Oct. 19 and a Friends of Textiles Lecture Series presentation on the history of kanga cloth Nov. 6 as the Florida Tech museum offers two events in conjunction with its current exhibition, Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints.

FIT’s ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ Event Set Oct. 13 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport

Young girls interested in aviation and the possibilities of flight are invited to Girls in Aviation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at F.I.T. Aviation, 801 Harry Goode Way at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

Florida Tech Launching Accelerated Business Programs, Bachelor and MBA in Four Years

Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business is launching Accelerated Business Programs that will allow participants to finish degrees faster and get into their careers sooner – all while saving up to $55,000 in tuition and overall costs when compared with a standard-paced approach.

Don Platt Named Florida Institute of Technology’s Director of Spaceport Graduate Center

Don Platt, an aerospace entrepreneur, assistant professor and longtime director of the Space Systems Master’s Programs at Florida Tech’s School of Extended Graduate Studies, has been named director of the university’s Spaceport Graduate Center.

Indian River Lagoon Focus of Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality Sept. 28 at Florida Tech

Scientists and researchers from around Florida will discuss the latest efforts to fix the ailing Indian River Lagoon as Florida Institute of Technology’s Indian River Lagoon Research Institute convenes its fourth annual Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality on Friday, Sept. 28.

Florida Tech Class of ‘87 Alumni Vik Verma to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Vik Verma, who earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Florida Tech in 1987 on his way to becoming a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, will receive the Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award at the university’s 60th Anniversary Homecoming Gala Oct. 13.