October 2, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/22/2013

› Generous donation allows UF/IFAS much-needed citrus field research acreage
A Polk County architect-turned-citrus grower’s decision to allow researchers to use 100 acres of land has given the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences a much-needed boost in the battle against deadly citrus greening.

› The Sunshine Economy: Are South Florida Schools Preparing Kids for Future Jobs?
During the past several weeks, South Florida business executives from manufacturing, hospitality and other industries have told The Sunshine Economy how challenging it is for them to find qualified employees locally.

› MOSI's 'Sea Monsters' exhibit does not meet attendance projection
Sea Monsters Revealed, the Museum of Science and Industry's first collaborative effort in creating a traveling exhibit, broke even financially during its six-month world premiere but fell short of attendance goals.

› UCF laser scientists win $7 million "quantum leap" defense research deal
A research team led by laser scientists at the University of Central Florida has landed a $7 million "quantum leap" grant to develop exotic ultra-fast laser technology for the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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