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Panthers on the Rise

Florida Tech Panthers are doing amazing things! As students, they participate in academic competitions, collaborate with faculty on inspiring research, and build career experience in exciting internships. As young alumni, they put their Florida Tech experience to work making a difference in all areas of industry.

Current Student and Young Alumni Stories

Ph.D. Alumna Goes on to be Inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame
Martha K. Williams ’03 Ph.D. has 20 NASA-issued patents and more than 43 published patents or patent applications.
Engineering Alumnus Credits Florida Tech for Successful Career Pivot
Thariq Kara ’07 is now CEO of multiple data analysis companies, including NU Borders and Athstat, which he founded.
Prime Examples of: Creativity
Particularly at Florida Tech, a hub of innovation and forward-thinking, creativity permeates everything. Here are a few Prime Examples.
Savannah Brennan on Making a Splash In and Out of the Pool
Panther swimming great Savannah Brennan ’21, ’22 M.S., shares about her athletic, academic and future successes.
Panthers Shoot for the Moon
Part of the Exploration Ground Systems crew, 25-plus Florida Tech alumni are playing integral roles in virtually every aspect of NASA’s Artemis campaign for the moon.
Connecting Flights: COA Alumni Share Their Paths to Careers at the FAA
Exactly how four Panthers came to work at the same office in the FAA provides insight into how to successfully build an aviation career.
Data is the World’s True Currency
At Western Digital, Pendekanti takes a customer-focused viewpoint that recognizes how data storage needs are shaping his industry.
Triple Alumna Fulfills Childhood Goal to Work on Spacecraft
Casey Hoffman ’05, ’07 M.S., ’10 M.S., has over 15 years of combined spacecraft experience, today working at Masten Space Systems.
Baseball Standout Uses Education to Create Opportunities for Others 
Panther pitcher Boris Villa ’21 founded two organizations to help athletes in Colombia earn scholarships to play and learn in the U.S.
Could Waste Be The Solution?
Inspired by the environment in their country of origin, three Bangladeshi Florida Tech researchers are working to find a solution. 
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