Student Stories

Psych Student Profile: Kimberly Crum

Psych Student Profile: Kimberly Crum

Our second student spotlight is Kimberly Crum. She’s a sophomore pursuing a degree in forensic psychology with a side program to receive a Child Psychology Advocacy certificate. A very motivated student who is already actively working [...]

Growth as A Student: Freshman Year to Senior Year

Growth as A Student: Freshman Year to Senior Year

When I first entered Florida Tech as a wide-eyed, bushy-tailed, 17 year-old Freshman, I thought I was the pinnacle of maturity. Here I was, graduated from high school, 1300 miles away from home and living on [...]

On the Ice With the FIT Hockey Team

On the Ice With the FIT Hockey Team

Being a native of Florida, there has been little opportunity or reason for me to get into sports such as ice hockey. Ice and snow are not things we generally have here. While we do have [...]

The Definitive Guide to the Greater Melbourne Area

The Definitive Guide to the Greater Melbourne Area

The Space Coast has so much to offer visitors. While some of the things are a little farther than just the Melbourne area nearest to Florida Tech, there are many places to visit, foods you can [...]

Using Astrophysics to Answer Star Questions

Using Astrophysics to Answer Star Questions

Nowadays, we are able to say things like “Proxima Centauri is 4.24 light years from the sun and is the closest star to our solar system,” or things like “Stars are mostly made of gas, particularly [...]

Electives: Special Topics to Expand Your Horizons

Electives: Special Topics to Expand Your Horizons

Electives. This word often elicits thoughts of freedom. Of expanding horizons.  Maybe even a bit of disdain from what you think to be wasted time. When it comes time to choose electives, it is imperative that [...]

Perks of Being an Aero Student at the Thunderbirds Air Show

Perks of Being an Aero Student at the Thunderbirds Air Show

Well, being an aviation nerd, I think it is only right that I talk about Melbourne International Airport’s largest airport event in the last year … the Melbourne Air & Space Show featuring the Thunderbirds! When [...]

Florida Tech Motorsports: SAE Mini Baha

Florida Tech Motorsports: SAE Mini Baha

If you are one of those types of people who doesn’t mind getting down in the mud and enjoys driving over anything other than asphalt, then the SAE Mini Baha senior design project is just for [...]

How Does Your Car Use Thermodynamics?

How Does Your Car Use Thermodynamics?

I always find it fun to learn about applications of the things I’m learning in lecture, and my thermodynamics class, taught by Professor Durrance, has been doing a really good job of that this semester. We [...]

Google Glass: High Tech with a Florida Tech Touch

Google Glass: High Tech with a Florida Tech Touch

Apart from cars and robots, Florida Tech’s senior design also dives into new and developing technologies in order to further develop and contribute to a possible growing market. In previous years, Florida Tech has worked on [...]