Cool Stuff: Marine Field Research

Florida Tech Marine Field Research

School work can be a morning on the water or a day at the beach for Ocean Engineering and Sciences students. That's where many try out their design projects, literally getting their feet wet in the real world of engineering.

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Research: Drilling for the Solutions

Drilling for the solutionsFlorida Tech helps Shell Oil carry out environmental monitoring throughout their offshore drilling in the Arctic!

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Imagine. Design. Build.

Harris Student Design Center

The Harris Student Design Center, also known as the PantherWorks, is an 11,500 square-foot work and meeting space that facilitates the ideation, planning, designing, assembling and testing of capstone engineering and science projects.

Blog: Designing Better Vessel

An Idea for a Novel Vehicle is Afloat at Florida Tech’s Naval Architecture Lab

VIDEO: Pescaditio Ocean Research

Check out the fun music video of Florida Tech students at a marine ecology field course in Cuba!

Get experience with diverse Ocean Engineering Internships

Hands-on wave energy research and naval architecture studies are all just part of ocean engineering internships

Ocean engineering internship opportunities provide our students with hands-on work experience to prepare them for the career world. Some of the companies providing ocean engineering internship experiences are:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Center for Coastal Studies

Organizations like these and others, including government agencies, allow students to work side-by-side with experts in the field on challenging and exciting ocean engineering internship projects.

Test Your Project in a Real-World Oceanic Environment

Alongside research conducted during ocean engineering internship experiences, opportunities for research in local ecosystems are plentiful for Florida Tech students. Student field projects allow ocean engineering majors to design and create functioning projects for a variety of uses, all tested in real-world oceanic environments. Ocean engineers have access to laboratories for fluid mechanics, wave dynamics, underwater technology, corrosion and biofouling, instrumentation, materials and electronics.

Past student research projects included:

  • Sebastian Inlet real-time oceanographic and meteorological data
  • Artificial reefs in the Mexican Caribbean
  • Remotely operated surf rover
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles

Students frequently patent their work on such innovative projects. Student field projects put Florida Tech students in a very competitive position when looking for ocean engineering internship opportunities and careers.

Join Clubs and Organizations to Enhance Your College Experience

Florida Tech chapters of the Marine Technology Society, and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers work to establish networking opportunities between students and professionals in the field. This can help members find ocean engineering internship positions and possible career opportunities.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a student-run organization that participates in engineering challenges and competitions utilizing the knowledge they gain at Florida Tech.