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News and Highlights
- New Study from Florida Tech Finds Pacific Reef Growth Can Match Rising Sea
The coral reefs that have protected Pacific Islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly.
- ‘Cool’ Documentary Follows Florida Tech Science Expedition to Antarctica
Florida Tech alumna Allison Randolph produced the eight-minute film about a National Science Foundation-supported expedition aboard a research vessel that cruised from the tip of South America to the waters off of the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
- Florida Tech Set to Host 2015 Florida Worm Meeting
The nematode worm, C. elegans, is one of the most studied and best understood animal models for genetics, aging, development, neurobiology and parasite-related research.
- Florida Tech Graduate Student Wins National Scholarship for Women
Carly Randall is earning her doctorate in ecology. She expects to graduate in spring 2016.
- Florida Tech Study Locates Refuges for Corals in a Changing Climate
As rising ocean temperatures continue to fuel the disappearance of reef-building corals, a new study from Florida Tech finds there may be some climate refuges where corals will survive in the future.