The Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) traces its roots to the Brevard Engineering College established in 1958 to assist the space program at Cape Canaveral Florida. It was an opportunity to provide support and education for NASA scientists, engineers and technicians during the infancy of the space program in the USA. The name change to Florida Tech occurred in 1966. Today Florida Tech is a leading research, education and technology center located in Melbourne, Florida. Florida Tech's student body is around 6500 and primarily focuses on science, engineering, biomedical and technology areas of study. The Harris Center for Science and Engineering Center will begin construction in 2009 and the Scott Center for Autism Treatment has recently broke ground and will be up and running soon. The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Design is in the construction phase in part due to a generous gift by Ruth Funk.

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New species of shark discovered through genetic testing

A team of scientists led by Florida Institute of Technology's Toby Daly-Engel has confirmed after decades of uncertainty that sixgill sharks residing in the Atlantic Ocean are a different species than their counterparts in ...

Newly discovered shark species honors female pioneer

Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology, known around the world for her illuminating research on shark behavior. But she was a pioneer in another critical way, as one of the first women of prominence in the male-dominated ...

Study confirms lightning more powerful over ocean than land

People who live and work along coasts and coastlines everywhere may be more likely to experience a super-charged lightning strike, according to new research from Florida Institute of Technology that shows lightning can be ...

Higgs boson, top quarks linked in milestone collider discovery

An observation made by an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider involving Florida Institute of Technology physicists Francisco Yumiceva, Marcus Hohlmann and Marc Baarmand has for the first time connected the two heaviest ...

Dwarf planet Haumea's lunar system smaller than anticipated

Haumea, a dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system doesn't have the same kind of moons as its well-known cousin Pluto according to a new study. This is despite original evidence that suggested they both formed in similar ...

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