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Florida Tech Joins BioFlorida


Membership Strengthens Student, Faculty Access to Resources  MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology has joined BioFlorida, the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry. BioFlorida allows Florida Tech faculty and student researchers to tap into an industry specific forum focusing on biotech and pharmaceutical issues as well as medical device research and development, while utilizing industry-specific programs, education forums and other opportunities.

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Florida Tech to Host Free Event: Youth Making Ripples Film Festival, Jan. 18


MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will host the first-ever Youth Making Ripples film festival Jan. 18, from 5:30-8:30 in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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Florida Tech Professor Earns NSF Funding to Study Amazonian Biodiversity


MELBOURNE, FLA.—Mark Bush, Florida Institute of Technology professor of biological sciences, recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to support an interdisciplinary collaboration with Duke University, University of Nebraska, University of Texas and Wake Forest University.

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University Researchers Observe Surprising Bonefish Spawning Behavior in the Bahamas


New Study Has Implications for Conservation MELBOURNE, FLA.—Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world.

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust at Florida Tech to Staff Booth at Renzetti Fair in Titusville, Dec. 7


MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, located at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, will be among the country’s top authorities on fly fishing at the Renzetti Fly Fishing and Rod Building Fair in Titusville Dec.

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