The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) invited college staff to the first ever
FLATERWEEN-Open House at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) – Brandon Campus. Visitors mustered the courage to tour HCC’s haunted Engineering Technology Laboratory by walking through the “dangerous” Brain Storm Area and experiencing STEAMING tricks and treats. During this event, FLATE staff had the opportunity to explain & demonstrate why FLATE is Florida’s leading resource promoting and supporting advanced technology education. Guests learned about FLATE’s multiple resources such as the “Made in Florida” industry tours, educator resources that include professional development opportunities, lesson plans for middle and high school students, soft skills activity, summer robotic camps, and much more. ‘Tricks and Treats’ included activities such as the “Flatekenstein-robot” experience, which allowed visitors to interact with robots and learn more about the current trend of robotic applications and manufacturing.
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The State of Florida has the third largest population in country, with an official 2010 estimate of 19 million persons and approximately 50% of the population is in the civilian labor force (9,000,000).
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FLATE’s administrative core is a partnership between St.Petersburg College, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida and Hillsborough Community College. The Center is housed at Hillsborough Community College on its Brandon Campus under the leadership of Campus President, Dr. Nancee Sorenson. It occupies 1500 square feet of office space and shares the laboratory resources of the manufacturing /engineering technology program.
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