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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 Pit Vipers and Pythons See the World” at 8 p.

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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.

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Robert Fidler Named Fulbright Scholar


Doctoral Student in Marine Biology Headed to the Philippines  MELBOURNE, FLA. — A Florida Institute of Technology graduate student in marine biology has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2014-15 and will spend nine months in the Philippines researching the efficacy of marine protected areas.

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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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