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<br /> SPRING 2020<br /> The Project Mindset<br /> How immersive, hands-on<br /> education fosters purpose,<br /> passion and prosperity<br /> PLUS CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: UNIVERSITY REACTION, RESPONSE AND RESEARCH<br /> In This Issue<br /> Spring 2020 • Volume 29, Issue 1<br /> CAMPUS NEWS<br /> President’s Perspective . . . 4 16<br /> On Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5<br /> One Big Question . . . . . . . . 6<br /> Etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 22<br /> Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12<br /> Panther Athletics . . . . . . . 14<br /> 24<br /> 30<br /> ANYTIME, ANYWHERE<br /> floridatech.edu/<br /> magazine<br /> 2<br /> FEATURES<br /> The Project Mindset<br /> In a sphere where transcripts and GPAs often reign supreme, Florida<br /> Tech focuses on application, insight and curiosity.<br /> In Deep Water<br /> After Hurricane Dorian, Nivea Mazzon<a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=1"> SPRING 2020 The Project Mindset How immersive, h</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - 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Spring 2020 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=16"> 16</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=17"> The Project Mindset In a sphere where transcripts</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=18"> continued from page 17 DOUG BIANCHI ’15, ’1</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=19"> student chapter, Cosentino oversees a group of ab</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=20"> Project-based learning avoids the passivity of un</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=21"> Grumman Corp.’s director of innova- tion, who in </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=22"> 22</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=23"> IN DEEP WATER After Hurricane Dorian, Nivea Mazzo</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=24"> Going the [Social] Distance Despite coron</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=25"> On the screen, the Infinity-class supercarrier </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=26"> continued from page 25 “However, once students st</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=27"> space race, Florida Tech, in the past few months,</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2020 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/14084222?page=28"> Research for the Benefit of Humankind Never has </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - 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