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Intersection: Interning With FIT’s Jet Dragster Team


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What does it take to pilot a car that can go from nought to 280 miles per hour in five and a half seconds.

That’s what interns on the Florida Institute of Technology Jet Dragster Racing Team learn all about.

From the education desk this week on Intersection, we revisit a conversation with the founder of Larsen Motorsports, Elaine Larsen, and two interns at her drag racing team: driver in training and journalism student Kat Redner, and pit crew chief Paige Sanchez, who has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and is working on a PHD in aviation sciences.

This conversation first aired on Intersection in May 2017.

Education reporting on 90.7 is supported by Helios Education Foundation


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A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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