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<br /> SPRING 2019<br /> STEMMING<br /> THE TIDE<br /> Gender parity in STEM remains elusive.<br /> So where do we go from here?<br /> Jennifer Berg ’19<br /> In This Issue<br /> SPRING 2019 • Volume 28, Issue 1<br /> DEPARTMENTS<br /> President’s Perspective . . . 4<br /> On Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5<br /> One Big Question . . . . . . . . 6<br /> Panther Athletics . . . . . . . 10<br /> Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11<br /> Etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15<br /> Abecedary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16<br /> ANY TIME, ANYWHERE<br /> floridatech.edu/<br /> magazine<br /> 2<br /> FEATURES<br /> 18 Visionary<br /> Most people wouldn’t shift industries toward the end of their career<br /> to work for an unheard-of startup. Jim Thomas ’74 isn’t most people.<br /> 24 STEMming the Tide<br /> While <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=1"> SPRING 2019 STEMMING THE TIDE Gender parity in S</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=2"> In This Issue SPRING 2019 • Volume 28, Issue 1 </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=3"> ALUMNI NEWS 32 From the FTAA President 32 G</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE Dear Alumni and Friend</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=5"> ON CAMPUS OVERHEAD CRANE PAINT SPRAY BOOTH </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=6"> ONE BIG QUESTION WITH BOB KEIMER Can a PB&J Bo</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=7"> Drones to the Rescue Many great origin stor</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=8"> ON CAMPUS Encore: College Players Celebrates </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=9"> Farewell After 40 JOHN TREFRY Since arriving</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=10"> PANTHER ATHLETICS Beyond the Game While th</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=11"> Buggin’ Out In comparative psychology resear</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=12"> ON CAMPUS Culture for the Whole Community </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=13"> ON CAMPUS </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=14"> ON CAMPUS Alumni Homebase Reimagined for a Sust</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=15"> Rise of the Rest AOL co-founder Steve Case and a </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=16"> H C E H A C ABECEDARY OF SUSTAINABILITY </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=17"> L LEED Leadership in Ener</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=18"> 18</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=19"> VISIONARY Most people wouldn’t shift industries t</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=20"> “Rivian’s battery modules provide the highest den</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=21"> continued from page 19 Today, about 10 years</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=22"> continued from page 21 In February, Ford and</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=23"> batteries—can mostly replenish the battery within</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=24"> UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROFESSOR MARY HELEN MCCAY 2</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=25"> STEMMING While American society has seen conside</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=26"> continued from page 25 in the social sciences, d</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=27"> “I think a common challenge is not feeling valida</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=28"> IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, THE NUMBER OF FEMALES EA</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=29"> Don’t let the biases and expectations of soci</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=30"> A Giant Leap By Karly Horn It is 1969, and A</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=31"> Today, they remember it. July 20, l1a9c6k9-a,</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=32"> ALUMNI NEWS News from the desk of Kim Boz</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=33"> GATHERINGS D.C. Concert Series Seinfeld | Leno </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=34"> ALUMNOTES 1960s 1 BRUCE DEFORES</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=35"> TRAVIS PROCTOR ’98, CEO of Artemis IT and Florida</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=36"> ALUMNOTES continued from page 35 16 JAMES KLINGE</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=37"> 24 26 30 MITCH THORN ’16 was 27 signed as</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=38"> IN MEMORIAM JOSALYN SLAUGHTER GREGORY ’14 passed</a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=39"> Full STEM Ahead KIM DAY ’14 G </a> <a title="Florida Tech Magazine - Spring 2019 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f43cbe2a?page=40"> Office of Marketing and Communications 150 W. 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