ET Forum Tech Talks
Tech Talk # 8
What’s Coming to Smart Manufacturing
Speakers: Drs. Gloria Wiens (UF), Nancy Diaz-Elsayed (USF), and Dazhong Wu (UCF)
Recorded Friday, April 15, 2022
The Florida Forum on Engineering Technology (E.T. Forum) is an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. FLATE utilizes the Forum to strengthen its Technology Consortium; share its activities and projects; provide professional development; bring industry and academics together; engage faculty and administrators in statewide curriculum reform; and keep in touch with new and ongoing college program issues and concerns.
E.T. Forum Impacts
- Led curriculum reform for statewide associate degree programs
- Provided a foundation for strong partnerships between colleges
- Started reform and reorganization of common course numbering for relevant courses
- Unified input to Perkins IV state implementation plan
- Supported CAPE and other CTE legislation
Need More Information?
As of Spring 2022, the ET Forum has met forty-eight times since 1996 at 24 different colleges around the state. You can find ET Forum presentations and resource files on FLATE’s Wiki, filed by year.
Previous E.T. Forum Meetings:
Date: October 26, 2021 – Hybrid (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando FL & Virtual)
Date: March 19 and March 26, 2021 – Location: Virtual
Date: April 2-3, 2020- Eastern Florida State College
Date: October 17-18, 2019 – Seminole State College, Central Florida
Date: March 28-29, 2019 – Suncoast Technical College, Sarasota, FL
Date: November 1-2, 2018 – St Petersburg College, St Petersburg, FL
April 12-13, 2018 – South Florida State College, Avon Park, FL
September 21-22, 2017 – College of Central Florida (www.cf.edu)
March 30-31, 2017 – Chipola College
Sept 22-23, 2016 – Daytona State College
Mar 31-April 1, 2016 – Lake Sumter State College
More information, presentations files, handouts, etc can be found on FLATE’s wiki filed by year behind the presentation button.