Florida Technical College to host drive-up food distribution event
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Technical College will host a drive-up food distribution event Thursday to help families struggling financially through the coronavirus pandemic. According to the college, people looking to participate in the distribution event can drive up to the Florida Technical College parking lot and pop open their trunks so volunteers can place groceries directly into vehicles. There are no pre-qualifications, and anyone may drive up to receive food boxes. It is first-come, first-served and the drive-up event will end when food runs out. FTC plans to host another food distribution event March 25.
In a gallery far, far away, Florida Tech students’ artwork displayed on satellite in space
Nava Pishgar is studying aerospace engineering and is one of three winners of a national competition hosted by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and satellite company Planet. The companies asked for participants to produce a work of art for one of Planet’s Dove satellites. Before 11 p.m. EST on Sept. 2, more than two dozen Dove satellites were hoisted into low earth orbit by a Vega rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana. Pishgar adds the wavy lines were also inspired by the Space Coast’s shoreline. Planet has now launched over 300 Dove satellites into space, and each has a side panel designed by an artist, “from toddlers to world famous illustrators,” the company said.