MELBOURNE, FLA. — A Florida Tech project central to the Sunshine State’s identity and economic strength that will boost STEM and manufacturing education through cutting-edge technology received critical funding in the 2021-22 budget thanks to the efforts of legislators and the final approval Wednesday of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The university will receive $2 million for its Biomedical Aerospace Manufacturing (BAM) specialized equipment project in the just-approved spending plan.

“This project focuses on an area of great importance to Florida – our ability to help our students and the business community compete and succeed in the high-tech economy,” said Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay. “We thank Gov. DeSantis and our legislators for empowering Florida Tech to move forward with this impactful endeavor.”

The BAM initiative will help secure cutting-edge equipment for Florida Tech’s new Health Sciences…

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