Author: Adam Lowenstein, FIT News Bureau

Florida Tech Professor Shem Malmquist: More Plane Crashes Likely Unless Safety Systems Overhauled

As investigations continue into two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max aircraft and a host of related matters, 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.

Florida Tech Chopper Dropper Winners Announced, Brian Davidson From Melbourne Wins $50,000

Melbourne resident Brian Davidson won the $50,000 grand prize at Chopper Dropper, the marquee event at Sporting Affair XXVII, Florida Tech’s annual fundraiser for its 18 varsity sports and more than 550 scholar-athletes.

‘Growing Up With Rockets’ Documentary to be Shown Friday at Florida Tech’s Evans Library

A documentary on the early days of the space program told through the experiences and memories of families of Cape Canaveral workers will be presented at a free event from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Florida Tech’s Evans Library.

Japanese Propaganda Textiles Focus of Florida Tech’s March 19 Lecture at Ruth Funk Center

Florida Tech’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will present “Bunnies, Bombs and Battleships: Decoding the Imagery and Aesthetics of Japanese Propaganda Textiles,” on Tuesday, March 19, for the spring Friends of Textiles Lecture series.

Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment Receives Nearly $600,000 From Six Donators

Florida Tech’s renowned Scott Center for Autism Treatment now has a nearly $600,000 endowment after six benefactors, led by Brevard County real estate developer Fred Sutton, pledged to support the university-based non-profit facility.

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.