Send In Your Nominations for The 2017 FLATE Awards

FLATE, the Florida-based National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence and the Florida Association for
Career and Technical Education (FACTE), are working together to coordinate the 2017 FLATE Awards and recognition program. FLATE Awards are geared to recognize secondary and postsecondary educators, and industry professionals for their outstanding contributions to promote and support technology education and career awareness in manufacturing. Awardees are recognized under three separate categories and includes individuals in any manufacturing area including economic development, industry, education and administration.

FLATE award winners are selected from nominations submitted from all across the state. Nominees are judged by an Awards Committee made up of industry representatives from FLATE’s Industrial Advisory Committee and FACTE. The Awards Committee reserves the right to select award recipients that do not meet FACTE’s membership requirements.

2017 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award
2017 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award
2017 FLATE Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award

Awards Timeline
January 1, 2017: Awards criteria published at
April 15, 2017:    Online Nomination form I.  To be completed by nominators
May 1, 2017:       Online Nomination form II. To be completed by nominees
May 1, 2017:       Nominations close
May 31, 2017      Award selections are made by FLATE’s IAC-FACTE Awards Committee
June 5, 2017:     Award recipients and principal nominators are notified of their selection
July 17-19, 2017: Awards presented during the 51st Annual FACTE Conference & Trade Show

To submit a nomination visit the FLATE Awards page at, and on the FACTE’S Award page. You can also contact Executive Director of FLATE, Dr. Marilyn Barger at

2016 FLATE Awardees

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