The Sister Run 5K raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and the C.A.R.E Foundation

The 17th Annual Sister Run is on September 5th at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. The C.A.R.E. foundation is a non-profit organization that is focused on helping women and families in Brevard county. This organization works in collaboration with local practitioners to help women and families receive the services and support necessary. To register go to or
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Ting An Lin, a graduate student in Engineering Management, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in an International Student Spotlight.  Ting An is scheduled to graduate in December 2015 and will return to Taiwan to seek employment.  With the height of the hurricane season here in the US, he talked about the recent typhoon (another word for hurricane) that struck his home country, Taiwan.

J.S. Bach's Two-part Inventions demonstrate some of the simplest, most elegant counterpoint ever written.

These miniatures -- most take about a minute -- were intended to introduce his music students to two-voice playing, yet they have fascinated both students and listeners for  three hundred years. Are they music or are they mathematics. Listen to the fifteen of them this Thursday night and see what you think.

Florida Tech Faculty Profile

Dr. Robert Weaver, Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in a Florida Tech Faculty and Staff Profile.  Dr. Weaver discusses the array of courses offered in Ocean Engineering.  He also elaborates on a natural reef project, undertaken by one of his graduate students, to provide a habitat for fish and coral.

The National Kidney Foundation's 30th Annual Rich Salick Pro Am Surf Festival will hit the beach Labor Day weekend for four days of non-stop surfing competition and FUN! The Rick Salick Pro/Am is hailed as the largest charity surfing event in the country. There are activities abound for surfing enthusiasts as well as the occasional beach go-er, from a Big Island Dinner and surfing clinics to live concerts. Admission is free for the general public!

Are you interested in teaching guests and students about the East Central Florida environment and Enchanted Forest Sanctuary? The Environmentally Endangered Lands staff will be hosting two Guide Training classes—the first for Sanctuary Guides, and the second for Study Trip Guides.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. – noon, training focuses on giving a general hike to guests of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. This will include basic animal and plant ID, safety, interpretive tips, and more.
On Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.

The first major U.S. exhibition of American-born artist Evan Roth’s, multi-faceted and interactive installations, custom software, prints, sculptures and websites will come to Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum from Sept. 12 through Nov. 8.

Florida Institute of Technology today held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university. Opening this fall and led by legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Institute will promote the settlement of Mars through research.

Rising Sea Levels

Aug 27, 2015
 UCLA's Laurence Smith deployed this autonomous drifter in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in July 2015 as part of an effort to understand the causes of sea level rise around the globe.
NASA / Jefferson Beck

Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites have shown a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth continues to warm, new research suggests sea levels could rise by as much as several feet.  WFIT’s Rick Glasby reports the big question is “when?”

1st Thursday, September 3: We Are All Labor!

6:30pm Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

hosted by Space Coast Progressive Alliance

Location: Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St. Melbourne FL 32901

Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.  More info

SPEAKER/PANELISTS will be followed by Q&A from the audience.

Incredible Edible Garden Fest September 19th 9 am -2 pm.  3695 Lake Drive Cocoa.

The fall Incredible Edibles Plant Sale focuses on vegetables and herbs. Just in time for fall planting, our plants are maintained by Master Gardeners schooled by UF/IFAS.


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International Student Spotlight Features Dr. Genaro Pelayo from Mexico

Dr. Genaro Pelayo, a medical doctor, serving in the Mexican Army as a Captain, and scheduled for promotion in September to the rank of Major, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in an International Student Spotlight. Dr. Pelayo is stationed in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Pelayo is attending a 1-month, intensive English-language training course at the English Language School located on the Florida Tech main campus.
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