Student Stories

Time Capsule to Mars: A Student-Driven Interplanetary Mission

Time Capsule to Mars: A Student-Driven Interplanetary Mission

Cassidy Chan ‘15, aerospace and mechanical engineering double major, a team of other Florida Tech students are part of the world’s first privately-funded and student-led interplanetary mission to Mars through one of the largest crowd-funding campaigns [...]

Championing conservation, one piece of trash at a time

Championing conservation, one piece of trash at a time

What is one good thing about litter? According to Florida Tech graduate student Nikia Rice, it’s that anybody can do something about it. Her non-profit, Mission: Clean Beaches, mantra is “Anytime, anywhere—pick it up. Everything leads [...]

Bike&Build: Hitting the Road for a Good Cause

Bike&Build: Hitting the Road for a Good Cause

“Some people study abroad, some backpack through Europe, and some drive across the country. I’m preparing to do my own version of that and bike over 3500 miles in three months,” says Florida Tech civil engineering [...]

Professional Advice at Physics Conference

Professional Advice at Physics Conference

Left to right: Jaskiran Behl, Angelique Noles, Brooke Adams, Sakhee Bhure, and Amoree Hodges at the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics. We started out the new semester with a bang, a group of [...]

Psych Fact: Smiling Makes You Happy

Psych Fact: Smiling Makes You Happy

Have you ever tried being mad while smiling? It just doesn’t work. Smiling does a lot of great things for our body in a lot of different ways. It does more than just good for ourselves, [...]

Airport Development vs. Airport Management

Airport Development vs. Airport Management

As a graduate student in the M.S.A. in Airport Development and Management program, you are not stuck taking courses that are forced on you like most undergraduate programs. One of the largest reasons that I chose [...]

Another (Not so Ordinary) Career Fair

Another (Not so Ordinary) Career Fair

This past week, I had the pleasure of attending the Florida Tech Career Fair. The Career Services Office here on campus puts this event together twice a year (once a semester) in an effort to connect [...]

DMES Field Projects: Oceanography

DMES Field Projects: Oceanography

A popular area of Marine and Environmental Systems is oceanography. All of our oceanography field projects students this year were majoring in biological oceanography, which is not the same as marine biology. The primary difference is, instead [...]

Cool Class: Writing about Science

Cool Class: Writing about Science

So, the really cool thing about being a communication major is that most of your professors have real-life experience under their belts, and they also have connections out in the “real world.” This can sometimes give [...]

College with ADHD

College with ADHD

Moving off to college is a big step in our lives. Facing new adventures and responsibilities, it can be a daunting task. But some students come to college with an additional challenge: ADHD. Approximately 25 percent [...]