8th Annual STEM Professional Association Event

Middleton High School (http://middleton.mysdhc.org), a Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy, would like to invite you to our 8th annual “STEM Professional Association Event” from 6:00-7:30 PM on Thursday, March 22th, 2018.
This STEM Professional Association Event is held on an annual basis to connect Tampa Bay area students, parents, educators and professionals in order to promote student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

A robotics demonstration will be conducted by Middleton High School robotics club students, winners of the 2012 World FTC Robotics Championship and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Florida State FTC Robotics Championships!
Middleton's Electrathon Car, powered only by commercial rechargeable batteries weighing no more than 73 pounds, designed and built by students will be on display.

Here is the evening's agenda:
5:30 - 6:00 Check-In / Networking / Refreshments
6:00 - 6:15 Welcome / Announcements
6:15 - 6:45 STEM Presentation / Q&A
6:45 - 7:15 Robotics Demonstration
7:15 - 7:30 Honors & Awards

Organizations invited to this year’s event include:
·      American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
·      American Society for Quality (ASQ)
·      Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS)
·      Bay Area Association of Medical Instrumentation (BAAMI)
·      Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA)
·      Brewster Technical College, Industrial Machinery Maintenance Program
·      CareerSource Tampa Bay
·      Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)
·      Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC)
·      Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Engineering Technology Program
·      Institute for SupplyManagement (ISM)
·      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
·      Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
·      Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County
·      Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
·      National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
·      Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
·      Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Tampa Bay
·      Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
·      Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
·      Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Association (UTBMA)
·      Women In Defense (WID), Greater Tampa Bay Chapter
This STEM event will take place at Middleton High School, 4801 North 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610 in the Media Center, located on the second floor of Administration Building 100. Guests are encouraged to bring their family members to join us for this awesome Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event!

Thank you sponsors!
This event is sponsored by the Bay Area Manufacturers Association (http://www.bama-fl.org) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (http://www.smetampabay.org).

Thu, March 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Middleton High School
4801 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33610

Final Florida Manufacturing Day 2017 Data

FLATE, the Florida-based National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence, together with its network of statewide industry partners, FloridaMakes, and Hillsborough Manufacturing Alliance worked cohesively to coordinate the 2017 industry tours and events across the state.
As you may remember 2017 Manufacturing Day was impacted by inclement weather, some Florida Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017 tours originally scheduled for October were postponed to 2018. Additional MFG Day post surveys received by FLATE in January and February 2018 revealed exciting numbers demonstrating, once again, great impact in Florida.  Based on our MFG day/Month statewide industry tours data base, 5,070 students, 120 parents and chaperons, 359 educators across Florida participated in approximate 165 Made in Florida industry tours to 123 high-tech industry sites (including 5 virtual tours. 100% of responses to the surveys stated the tour was a good use of company time and resources. There was an impressive 93% change for girls, who responded the survey, considering a career in advanced manufacturing before and after the tour (n=2,202 Student Surveys Collected Statewide).
A special thank you goes to all our Florida MFG Day partners from around the state. MFG Day is a huge program, and such a successful MFG Day would not have been possible without your contributions of great student tours and events. These tours and events showcased some fabulous Florida industries and manufacturing careers to the next generation of the workforce. For more information on FLATE's statewide strategy for Manufacturing Day/Month and photos of the student tours, please visit www.madeinflorida/manufacturing-day , or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, Executive Director of FLATE, at barger@fl-ate.org.