As part of a graduate level communication course, Writing about Science, a Florida Tech class participated in a national news media project on how space flight affects the human body. The students conducted an interview with Astronaut Christopher Cassidy while he was in orbit on the International Space Station. In this podcast, find out what they learned about avoiding stress and exercising in space, plus other in-space health issues. Twitter updates, and photos of the experience here: #SpaceHealth
When students pack up and leave for summer, college campuses may seem desolate, but at Florida Tech, the students are quickly replaced by young campers. One camp in particular is the Marine and Environmental Science Camp which specializes in teaching oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental science, marine science, and meteorology through hands-on activities.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS).
The St. Johns River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida and its most significant for commercial and recreational use. At 310 miles (500 km) long, it winds through or borders twelve counties, three of which are the state's largest. The drop in elevation from the headwaters to the mouth is less than 30 feet (9.1 m); like most Florida waterways, the St. Johns has a very slow flow rate at a third of a mile an hour (0.5 km/h), and is often described as "lazy". It is one of a small number of rivers in the United States to run north. Numerous lakes are formed by the river or flow into it, but as a river its widest point is nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) across. The narrowest point is in the headwaters, an unnavigable marsh in Indian River County. In all, 3.5 million people live within the various watersheds that feed into the St. Johns River.