Author: Adam Lowenstein, Florida Tech News Bureau

Florida Tech Alumna Martha K. Williams to Be Inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame

There are many scientists and engineers at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), but only about 40 are also designated as NASA inventors. Among that already elite group, only four have been inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame—an exclusive list that now includes Martha K. Williams ’03 Ph.D. and her 20 NASA-issued patents and more than 43 published patents or patent applications. And Florida Tech calls her one of its own. […]

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Florida Tech’s Mertens Marine Center Provides Lagoon Access, Lab Space for Students and Faculty

As their boat returns to Florida Tech’s anchorage at the mouth of Melbourne Harbor, students grab the samples they just collected and head for the parked cars. Up next is the 10-minute drive to campus, where they will hustle to a lab to process their samples. […]

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Florida Tech Chemical Engineering Professor Toufiq Reza Receives New Holland Young Researcher Award

Toufiq Reza, an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, has been honored with the 2022 New Holland Young Researcher Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. […]

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Florida Tech Hosts Innovative Drive-Through Orientation for Over 1,100 Students

More than 1,100 students came through Florida Tech’s innovative drive-through orientation that day. Involving no fewer than 12 different campus departments, the three-year-old process, hatched in the wake of the COVID pandemic in 2020, is a symphony of coordination and welcoming. […]

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Renovation Complete on Florida Tech’s Iconic Mural in Historic Downtown Melbourne

Vibrant once again, and boasting a new batch of hidden icons to discover, Florida Tech’s downtown Melbourne mural is ready to resume its role as the colorful artistic cornerstone of the community’s public art scene. […]

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Florida Tech Aerospace, Astronautical Engineering Recognized in New ‘Degrees of the Future’ Rankings

A new ranking recognizing universities that prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow with “degrees of the future” has honored Florida Tech in the Aerospace/Astronautical Engineering category. […]

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Florida Tech Names John G. Harris as New Dean at College of Engineering and Science

John G. Harris, Ph.D., a distinguished scholar and accomplished leader who oversaw dramatic increases in faculty and research funding as chair of the University of Florida’s electrical and computer engineering department, is the new dean of Florida Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. […]

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Florida Tech Professor Felipa Chavez Wins Grant to Train Clinicians in Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Felipa Chavez, assistant professor of clinical psychology and director of Building Blocks: PCIT at Florida Tech, was awarded a $25,000 grant to train Philadelphia-based Black and Latino behavioral health clinicians in culturally sensitive Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. […]

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Florida Tech Students Win First Place at the Annual University Airport Design Competition

Two teams of Florida Tech students from Debbie Carstens’ spring Human Performance 1 graduate course were recognized for their entries at the annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs from the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. […]

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Florida Tech weVENTURE Women’s Business Center to Host Annual ‘IMPACT’ Summit August 25

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center will host its annual IMPACT Summit leadership development conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. […]

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Florida Tech to Host Summer Commencement Ceremonies July 30 at Charles and Ruth Clemente Center

Florida Tech will confer more than 700 degrees at its summer commencement on July 30 at Clemente Center. The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. and will feature both undergraduate and graduate students from the Melbourne campus, off-campus sites, and online. More than 450 students are scheduled to cross the stage. […]

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Florida Tech Oceanography Professor Geoffrey Swain Tapped for First-Ever Biofouling Innovation Jury

Geoffrey Swain, professor of oceanography and ocean engineering and director of the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, has been named to the jury of a first-ever competition to develop innovative solutions and technologies that may improve the prevention, management and monitoring of marine biofouling. […]

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Florida Tech Psychology Professor Vanessa Edkins, Allison Redlich Receive Lawrence S. Wrightsman Book Award

A System of Pleas: Social Science’s Contribution to the Real Legal System edited by Florida Tech psychology professor Vanessa Edkins and Allison Redlich received the 2021 Lawrence S. Wrightsman Book Award for best book in the field of psychology and law from the American Psychology-Law Society. […]

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