Alejandra- Mechanical Engineering

Let’s Dig! Florida Tech NASAbotics

Let’s Dig! Florida Tech NASAbotics

For the past three years, Florida Tech has been a part of NASA’s annual NASAbotics competition, formerly known as NASA’s Lunabotics competition. Florida Tech has been progressively improving in this competition, moving up in placement from [...]

Florida Tech Mars Rover: Team Olympus

Florida Tech Mars Rover: Team Olympus

This is the very first year that Florida Tech is taking part in Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge. This competition started in 2007 and has occurred annually ever since. The competition allows university teams from all over [...]

Senior Design: Florida Tech Motorsports Drag Car

Senior Design: Florida Tech Motorsports Drag Car

If you like fast cars, getting up to your elbows in motor oil and engineering better, more innovative suspensions, chassis and drive trains, then being a part of FIT Motorsports is just for you. Here at [...]

An Engineer’s Best & Worst Nightmare: Senior Design

An Engineer’s Best & Worst Nightmare: Senior Design

What happens when you give a group of last-year engineering students a minimal budget, nine months and an innovative, brand new engineering concept to be executed? Senior design, that’s what. If you decide to major in [...]

Florida Tech Celebrates Holi

Florida Tech Celebrates Holi

Recently, I participated in something I had never done before (and really hope to do again in the future). Florida Tech’s Student Government Association held a festive Holi celebration in Southgate Fields. Holi is a Hindu festival of colors [...]

Five Ways Dyeing My Hair Pink Influenced My College Experience

Five Ways Dyeing My Hair Pink Influenced My College Experience

Coming back to school from winter break is a whole different ball game than when one comes back from summer vacation. You have the residual exhaustion from the semester before and your stress and tolerance levels [...]

We All Have Problems: Mental Health of an Engineering Student

We All Have Problems: Mental Health of an Engineering Student

Any regular college student will tell you the same phrase: “I’m stressed.” Walk into any common study area such as the library or a study lounge, and you can see it on everyone’s face. The mental [...]

Panther Prowl: FIRST Robotics at Florida Tech

Panther Prowl: FIRST Robotics at Florida Tech

I don’t know about you, but my passion for robotics has always been with me ever since I was little when I would help my dad fix electronics around the house. However, I didn’t really get [...]

FIT Rocks Out at the Homecoming Fest!

FIT Rocks Out at the Homecoming Fest!

Apart from October is filled with a ton of Halloween festivities and events, and a much-needed change of Floridian weather from suffocate-in-humidity to decently-breezy-and-not-scathing-hot. At the end of October is an event that  all Panthers look [...]

Robotics and Spatial Systems Lab: Motoman, the Real 3D Printing

Robotics and Spatial Systems Lab: Motoman, the Real 3D Printing

Since my job last year at the robotics and spatial systems laboratory was so awesome, I decided to continue working there this school year. Apart from helping and creating different workshops and tools for Dr. Larochelle’s [...]