Student Stories

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 [...]

Spotlight: Professor Lindeman

Spotlight: Professor Lindeman

The summer prior to my freshman year here at Florida Tech, I received a phone call from a school official asking how my summer was going, if I had any questions and if there was anything [...]

Florida Tech’s Formula SAE Team

Florida Tech’s Formula SAE Team

For the past few years, Florida Tech has invested a very large part of the motorsports budget and dedication into one of the largest collegiate design and race competitions held in various locations around the world: [...]