It’s Not Rocket Science

The Road to Progress is Paved with Discovery

The Road to Progress is Paved with Discovery

by Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Expanding knowledge to improve the human condition is at the core of what all scientists and engineers labor to achieve. Discovery is the critical [...]

FIT’s reputation continues to spread across the globe

FIT’s reputation continues to spread across the globe

by T.D McCay, Ph.D. FIT continues to exploit the opportunities in China, mining not just interested students but also technology developments being pursued by the People’s Republic of China. In a recent visit, Dr. Hsu (AE/ME [...]

NASA After Shuttle

NASA After Shuttle

by T.D McCay, Ph.D. Since I was appointed to the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council, I have had some unique opportunities to interact with the highest level of the organization that [...]

The Oxford Experience

The Oxford Experience

by T.D McCay, Ph.D. The FIT president and I had a chance to open our classes in Oxford this year.  High table was enjoyable as always but we graduated to the Fellows room at Jesus College [...]

The Royal Henley Regatta

The Royal Henley Regatta

by T.D McCay, Ph.D. Just how good is Florida Tech crew anyway? We narrowly lost to the University of Michigan in the Dad Vail Regatta and earned the right to represent in the Royal Regatta in [...]

Edward W. Scott, a Friend of Florida Tech

Edward W. Scott, a Friend of Florida Tech

by T.D. McCay, Ph.D. The University has many friends and supporters, and one of the great ones is Edward W. Scott, Jr.  Now he is Dr. Scott since he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Florida [...]

Florida Tech or FIT?

Florida Tech or FIT?

by T.D. McCay, Ph.D. Couple of interesting encounters lately made us rethink what we are called.  Nearly everyone knows our real name is Florida Institute of Technology but that is a long name so usually we [...]

Flight Training School

Flight Training School

by T.D. McCay, Ph.D. Funny how word gets out around the world—sometimes better than at “home.”  Florida Tech prides itself on the education it provides its flight students as well as the flight training.  Our graduates [...]

The President’s Band

The President’s Band

by T.D. McCay, Ph.D. I bet not many universities have a president who leads not only the “band” but a real rock-and-roll band.  It is made up of Ph.D. faculty, including a couple of deans.  We [...]

University Astronautica

University Astronautica

by T.D. McCay, Ph.D. I have seen at least a dozen ads from different universities about one of their graduates going into space.  At Florida Tech we have had a half dozen or so of those [...]