Designing the Future


The Harris Student Design Center, a 11,500-square-foot, single-story structure, made possible by a $1 million gift from Harris Corporation, will serve College of Engineering and College of Science seniors completing capstone design projects. The Harris Student Design Center is located on the south side of campus, not far from the Harris Center for Science and Engineering that opened in 2009. In the design center’s high bay space, student teams will fabricate and assemble a variety of projects, from unmanned submersibles and Baja cars to lunabots.

The high bay includes:

  • 20’ x 16’ overhead door
  • Spray booth
  • Welding stations
  • Parts cleaning and acid etching area
  • 2.5 ton overhead crane
  • Project storage space
  • Four electronics/project team rooms

See the Florida Tech Newsroom for additional coverage and video of the grand opening ceremony.

Learn more about students projects taking shape at the Harris Student Design Center.


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