Notable in our outreach and recruitment work was the retirement of David Gula, FLATE’s outreach manager for 7 years. Dave continues to be missed. Other achievements in our work include improvements in our outreach and recruitment data collection and analysis that have in turn better enabled us to reveal impact on the participants. We took our 4,000th student on a “Made in Florida” industry tour, and have expanded our initiative to work more closely with regional groups home school consortia to offer high quality, high impact tours.
A summary of 2012 news and updates for the engineering technology degree can be found in a separate article in this month’s FOCUS. You can also read about Governor Scott’s challenge for state colleges to offer $10,000 bachelor degrees, get a round-up of outreach events that dominated December, start budgeting to attend HI-TEC Conference in Austin, TX, and start your year off right by trying the first STEM puzzle of 2013! From all of us at FLATE, Happy New Year!