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

FLATE’s Engineering Technology Degree Featured in Science Nation

Watch a profile of Emilio Sanchez, an HCC Engineering Technology student.. How does Emilio balance being a father and husband with his academic responsibilities?


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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 >>

NIMS Credentialing Workshop for Metalworking Instructors

April 21-25, 2014

A five day, instructor-led workshop for metalworking instructors to:Gain an understanding of NIMS National Industry Skill Standards and insight into curriculum alignment needed to meet the national standards and certificates

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Ninth Annual Florida Engineering Education Conference

April 25, 2014,

Registration for the Ninth Annual Florida Engineering Education Conference (FEEC) is officially open! The University of Central Florida's College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), will once again host the FEEC at the Morgridge International Reading Center. Read More >>

World of Manufacturing

April 28-29 

World of Manufacturing at the SkillsUSA Worlds of Possibilities EXPO, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL


2014 Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Workshop

May 12-13 

Gainesville, FL More info and registration:


May 15

Shaw Development Company, Bonita Springs, FL

Summer with Siemens Workshop for Educators

MAY 20-22, 2014
Programmable Logic Controllers: S7-­‐1200
Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus


NAWI Conference

May 21-23 Held this year at Mt. Hood Community College in Portland OR.

STEM Manufacturing Summit & Competition

May 29:

At the Florida Sterling Conference


FLATE-FACTE Lego Robotics Educator Workshop

June 10-11

HCC Brandon.

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5th Annual FLATE Teacher Camp

June 18-20

HCC Brandon Campus


HiTEC - The 2014 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

July 21-24

(HiTEC) will be held in downtown Chicago. Click here for more info. 

FACTE Annual Conference

July 28

Recruiting Girls to STEM Careers Workshop

More info and registration

NSF STEM Guitar Building Summer Institutes 

Aug 4-8 (Sorry all filled up)

HCC and Erwin Tech 

More info and registration here

2014 National Career Pathways Conference (NCPN)

The 2014 conference will be held in Orlando, FL.  Proposals for presentations can be submitted starting Jan 15, 2014.
Click here for more info. 



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 39

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