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  • Florida Tech Study Links Coral Disease, Warming Atlantic
    Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study from Florida Institute of Technology, ocean warming has played a significant role in this dramatic decline.
  • Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to Speak at Florida Tech Feb. 19
    Martin Chalfie, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2008, will deliver a lecture on the topic that won him the prestigious honor – green fluorescent protein – from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in room 130 at the Olin Life Sciences Building on the Melbourne campus of Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Student Film Festival Highlighting Marine Science at Florida Tech Saturday, Jan. 24
    MELBOURNE, FLA. — Fifteen short films touching on marine science and conservation made by K-12 students in the U.S. and Europe will be presented at the 2nd Annual Youth Making Ripples Film Festival Saturday, Jan. 24, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology. The event is free and open […]
  • A Snake’s-Eye View
    Public Science Lecture Sept. 26 To Focus on Unique Visual Powers of Pit Vipers, Pythons MELBOURNE, FLA. — Michael Grace, professor of biological sciences at Florida Institute of Technology whose research has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, in National Geographic magazine and elsewhere, will offer “A Trip Through the Snake Brain: How […]
  • College of Science’s McMichael Awarded $172K NASA Grant
    Research Associate to Use Funds for Maize Agriculture Study  MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology Research Associate Crystal McMichael was awarded a $172,000 grant by NASA for her research, “Mounds, Microclimates, and Maize: Understanding the influence of inland lakes on maize agriculture in pre-Contact indigenous societies using remotely sensed data.” This project, which started […]

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