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2012-09-24 12:53:20

Applications include new cancer detection strategies Shengyuan Yang, Florida Institute of Technology assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, with graduate student Sang Joo Lee, has published a paper on the first-ever imaging of cells growing on spherical surfaces. The paper is published in the online journal, Review of Scientific Instruments, and will appear later in September in the print version. The potential biomedical applications of the researchers' technique...

Climate Change Affected Coral Reefs In Ancient Times
2012-07-06 12:20:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change has historically affected the growth of coral reefs, with some reefs experiencing a long-term growth stoppage around 4,000 years ago, according to newly published research in the journal Science. An international team of scientists, who used radiocarbon dating and other research techniques, said that the growth stoppage they identified in eastern Pacific reefs took 2,500 years to recover from. "We were shocked to find...

2012-06-26 06:20:43

Lectures a Highlight of International Space University MELBOURNE, Fla., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are thrilled that TEDx has come here to offer the greatest gathering of international speakers for a single event that we have ever held on campus," said Guy Boy, Florida Tech university professor and site chair of the International Space University-Space Studies Program (ISU-SSP12) Florida Tech-KSC local organizing committee. (Logo:...

Pre-Columbian Humans Had Little Effect On Amazon Rainforest
2012-06-15 07:01:54

Early inhabitants of the Amazon River Basin had little long-term impact on the forests in the area, overturning the notion that the region was a cultural parkland during pre-Columbian times, claims a new study published in the June 15 edition of the journal Science. The discovery comes after a team of researchers hailing from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), the Smithsonian Institution, Wake Forest University and the University of Florida (UF) conducted the first landscape-scale...

2012-05-21 10:20:33

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space University will open its 25th Space Studies Program (ISU/SSP12) at Florida Institute of Technology and Kennedy Space Center June 4-Aug. 3. The 2012 program will offer to its participants, who are post-graduate university students and professionals, an education like no other. This year, a record number of 143 will attend from 30 countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120521/DC10853LOGO) Experts,...

2012-05-16 02:34:07

TAMPA, Fla., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report-ranked Florida Tech is offering special military undergraduate tuition pricing of $250 per credit hour and a 10% discount on graduate tuition to all branches of eligible active-duty military, Selected Reserves, National Guard units, and their spouses, beginning with the Summer II 2012 term. Additionally, a 10% discount is also available on all undergraduate and graduate tuition rates for veterans, their spouses and...

2012-05-01 06:27:08

Cycling Across America to Raise Scleroderma Awareness and Research Funds DANVERS, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two-year-old Wade Dauberman will do everything he can to raise awareness of scleroderma, a rare disease that took the life of his father two years ago. Wade begins the bike ride of a lifetime on Sunday, May 6. He leaves the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) the day after graduation and embarks on a 4,700-mile solo bike trek across the United...

2012-03-15 07:25:00

TAMPA, Fla., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Tech University Online today announced the addition of a master's degree in Supply Chain Management to its highly regarded offering of graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Since the degree is delivered 100% online, working professionals are able to earn this prestigious distinction without having to put their career on hold. With a reputation of academic excellence since 1958, Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University...

2012-01-20 06:45:00

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Villanova University, ranked #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report, recently updated its IT security training program online to prepare IT professionals for the latest Security+ certification exam, offered by CompTIA®, the worldwide leader in IT security certification. Potentially destructive cyber crimes pose a growing threat to corporate and government organizations worldwide, driving demand for IT security...

2011-12-20 07:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) awarded associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to the largest-ever graduating class at the Fall 2011 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. Held at the university's campus in Melbourne, Fla., students travelled from across the country to attend the ceremony. Of the 1,345 students who graduated, 530 earned their degrees through online programs. The students who earned their degrees online...