Florida Institute of Technology

Student Sustainability Research

Many sustainability advances at Florida Tech are driven by student research.  The winning Sustainability project at the 2017 Northrup Grumman Science Showcase involved a team working on solar panels for campus (Daniel Oliva, Aasav Harania, Michael Garafalo).  One of these students (Aasav) was then hired by a local city to develop solar PV proposals. 

Excellence in Academic Sustainability

Whether the focus is science, engineering, business, or their interconnections, Florida Tech has advanced Bachelor of Science and minor programs in Sustainability with diverse courses and applied research projects.  We use systems sciences to simplify complex issues in diverse applied realms.  Sustainability graduates build 21st century career skills for businesses, governments, non-profits, and graduate research.

Global Interactions and Expertise

Sustainability is immensely international. New markets require skills that can be applied from local through global scales. With over 25% of undergraduate students from outside the U.S., our campus is rich with students from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, and the Middle East. There are also diverse travel courses to gain international experience.

Space Coast Ecosystems include Florida Tech and NASA

As a leading high-tech university and NASA’s partner since the early Space Age, Florida Tech advances sustainability in the intellectual ecosystem of Florida's Space Coast. With coastal barrier islands, unique estuaries, and a high-diversity of subtropical and temperate ecosystems, leading-edge sustainability is part of our DNA.

Sustainability actions are increasingly central to life at Florida Tech and our many partners on the Space Coast of Florida.  We are only one of approx. ten colleges/universities in Florida to achieve a STARS Campus Sustainability RatingFlorida Tech is also recognized in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, one of 375 colleges choosen from 2000 total. 

See our FAQ link on the bottom of this page to learn more about sustainability and many diverse careers. Check out our University Sustainability Guide and Sustainability Pledge to learn more on how you can be a part of these innovations.

As a Tier One Best National University and one of NASA’s earliest partners, we work to reimagine and redesign more sustainable living, learning, and working spaces. Visit the above Academics, Campus & Community, or Research links to learn more. Click on the AASHE link below to set up your free student, faculty or staff account for more leading-edge initiatives from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.