FLATE Girls Only Robotics Camp Scholarships sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence for high-tech manufacturing, is pleased to announce Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is sponsoring 11 scholarships for the 2014 FLATE “Girls Only” robotics camp. The Girls Only camp is scheduled for June 16-20, 2014 at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon, and is open to all girls entering 6th – 9th grade as of September 2014.

The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation scholarships are limited, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Foundation is providing these scholarships for low income families in an effort to give girls from low income backgrounds an opportunity to explore careers in science and technology. Scholarships applications can be downloaded from the FLATE website and can be mailed at the following location. 
            Lourdes Fleurima
            FLATE—HCC, Brandon
            10414 East Columbus Drive
            Tampa, FL 33619

FLATE Girls Only robotics camp is designed to introduce middle school girls to the world of robotics and automation. Camp facilitators are from the School District of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough Community College and local industry, all selected based on their experience and training. The camp will be conducted at the Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, Student Services Building, BSSB 218, 10414 East Columbus Drive. All camp days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Campers should not arrive prior to 7:45a.m. Campers should be picked up promptly at 4 p.m. each day. Students are to bring their own lunch and snacks.

For additional information on the scholarships and FLATE’s additional robotics camps for middle and high school students contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE at barger@fl-ate.org and Desh Bagley, FLATE’s outreach manager at 813.253.7838/camps@fl-ate.org, or visit www.fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html.

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