WFIT Features

WFIT Features
4:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon

Citizen Scientist Tom Samm tests water from the Indian River.

The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected.

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WFIT Features
1:20 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Florida Tech Students Have Out Of This World Experience

Astronaut Christopher Cassidy aboard the International Space Station

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


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WFIT Features
3:43 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Marine And Environmental Science Campers Race In A Recycle Regatta

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.

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WFIT Features
2:21 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Youth Environmental Summit At Brevard Zoo

In this podcast, hear from Meg Lieth, the Children's Play and Zoo Teen Coordinator.

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WFIT Features
5:35 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder

Brock

 


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). 

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