Ashley – Environmental Science & Humanities

DMES Field Projects

DMES Field Projects

Above: DMES seniors Alex Nickerson and Kaikea Nakachi look out at the approaching storm while on the Field Projects research cruise. Toward the end of Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) students’ academic career, in the [...]

KIAI! Florida Tech’s Martial Arts Association

KIAI! Florida Tech’s Martial Arts Association

It’s Brooke and Ashley here. The title isn’t a misspelling; rather, it’s the Japanese expression for spirit coordination, sometimes manifested as a shout. If you’re ever in the Clemente Center on campus between 6 and 8 [...]

From Sustainable Tourism to Sustainable Living

From Sustainable Tourism to Sustainable Living

Sustainable tourism is not a new brand of thinking regarding tourism and travel, but it is one that is really – finally – starting to take off. I think Jamie Lisse from USA Today describes it [...]

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 [...]

Galapagos Field Course: A Living Laboratory

Galapagos Field Course: A Living Laboratory

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of [...]

How to Pick the Right Major

How to Pick the Right Major

For some, picking a major is easy. You may already know what you want to do. For others, picking a major can be confusing and frustrating. It can be difficult trying to figure out what you [...]

Get to Know the Florida Tech Environmental Club

Get to Know the Florida Tech Environmental Club

When I came in as a freshman, Florida Tech did not have an Environmental Club. During the fall semester of my freshman year, a friend of mine, Zach Eichholz, came to me with an idea to start [...]

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 [...]

Exploring New Worlds, Pt. 2

Exploring New Worlds, Pt. 2

(Cusco, Peru. Photo courtesy of classmate Pablo Juarbe) Most of you have probably already read about my adventures in Mexico. In addition to visiting Mexico for a week, I also had the chance to go down [...]