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Congratulations to the 2014 FLATE Distinguished awardees


      Watch FLATE's Industry Career Video Series - All Made in Florida!

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 >>

Council of Community College of Jamaica

Jan 7- 9, 2015

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First Lego Lego Suncoast Regional Tournament

Jan 10 -  9 am - 4 pm


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Jan 15, 2015

4:30 pm at Sypris Electronics in Tampa. This will be a joint meeting with the SME of Tampa Bay – Florida Suncoast Chapter 159.

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BizBots Competition

Jan 17

Warton High School (Tampa) 9am-3pm. contact Ken to Volunteer, or just stop by and enjoy the student competition.( http://floridaroboticsalliance.org/)

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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USF Engineering EXPO


USF's Engineering EXPO (Tampa Campus) seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of math, science, engineering and technology within their lives with hands on exhibits and shows. Engineering EXPO is a free event.(http://expo.eng.usf.edu/index.html)

College of Central Florida ET Automation Open House

Feb 19

Ocala, FL - cf.edu

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FMA Leadership conference & Silent Auction

Feb 25

Kissimmee, FL - http://fmanet.org/

League of Innovation

Mar 7-11, 2015

Boston, MA

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ET Forum

April 8-10, 2015

Key West Community College, Key West FL

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95th AACC Annual Convention 

April 18-21, 2015

The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators.Held in San Antonio TX

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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 44

Read the Puzzle Answer Here.