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View Flip Book of Florida Schools That Offer the ET Degree
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FLATE’s Robotics Camp Featured on Fox News' Good Day Tampa Bay

All Girls Camp on WTSP News Channel 10:Click above to view the newsclip.


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Sustaining Success and Advancing Innovation

HCC Based Regional Center of Excellence in High-Tech Manufacturing Receives Funding Renewal from NSF

Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, the National Science Foundation (NSF) regional center of excellence in manufacturing at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon, was awarded an unprecedented third round of center-level funding for an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) regional center of excellence. Read More >>

2014 National Career Pathways Conference (NCPN)

Oct 12-14

The 2014 conference will be held in Orlando, FL. 
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FLATE Sponsored American Made Movie

Oct 16

Watch the screening at Middleton High School

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NSF ATE PI Meeting

OCT 22-24

Washington DC


FLATE Sponsored American Made Movie

Oct 23

Watch the screening at Gulf Coast State College

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(National Council for Workforce Education)

Oct 30 -31

Pittsburg, PA


National Educators Workshop

NOV 2-4

Seattle, WA


I/ITSEC 2014

Dec 1-4

Teacher and Student Workshops at I/ITSEC in partnership with FHTCC  http://www.iitsec.org/Pages/default.aspx
Details coming soon

Annual Manufacturing Summit & FLATE Awards

Dec 3-5

MAF - Destin, FL at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort www.mafmfg.com

Council of Community College of Jamaica

Jan 7- 9, 2015

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Jan 15, 2015

4:30 pm at St Pete College and Aerosonic
Tour begins at 3:15 pm

FLATE's 11th National Visiting Committee

Jan 29-30, 2015

Meeting held at AeroTurbine (Miriimar)


CIEC Conference

Feb 4-7, 2015

Location: Palm Springs, CA

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League of Innovation

Mar 7-11, 2015

Boston, MA

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STEM at Work

STEMWelcome to sTEm-at-work ! As we move to the half way point  in our  fourth year of puzzles, the puzzles will still kept their operational visual mantra;  Provide data as an analog plot that can be used to answer the posed yes/no question.  These questions will always reflect some activity that a technician performs but the puzzle plots will not have much (if any) specific magnitude information associated with the graph's abscissa and ordinate.  The goal is to have the reader assess the situation from the shapes of the plots and, combined with the verbiage in the puzzle statement,  make an informed decision and select an answer.  As is the case for technicians in real situations, the puzzle may not have all the information the reader wants, but that's all that the situation has to offer. However, a decision still has to be made.  (As you have requested, we will continue to offer a new puzzle every other month, with brief narratives on the puzzles offered in the alternate months.)  Previous Puzzles are here.

Puzzle 42

Read the Puzzle Here.