I can sum up my experience at the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase in one word: Impressive! Being new to Florida Tech, this was my first experience with the showcase. Every team I talked to was eager to share the process of getting to the final project. The amount of effort displayed in the projects themselves and in the visual aids and professionalism was outstanding.
Being a librarian, my question for many of the teams was “Did you use the library when you did your research?” I was very pleased to hear the resounding “yes.” Among the many resources students mentioned were IEEE, the Aerospace and High Technology Database, ACM Portal, and the 360 Search. So for those of you who are sophomores and juniors and may be participating next year, keep the library in mind for your research needs.
I enjoyed seeing the creativity of Florida Tech students at work! To each of the winners and all of the participants, congratulations on your efforts and your success!