Greg Lewis wins FLATE 2023 Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year

Greg Lewis, a Professor in Engineering Technology (ET) at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, FL, will receive the 2023 Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award. The Award represents a joint effort between FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center), FloridaMakes and FAITE (Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators) to recognize contributions of educators and industries in advancing technician education and training on a regional and statewide level. Greg will be recognized at the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education (FACTE) Annual Conference & Trade Show that will be held July 17-19, 2023 at the SeaWorld Renaissance in Orlando, FL where the winners will also serve as panelists for the Best Practice Award Winners Panel.  

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Greg Lewis began his career as a construction carpenter and advanced into interior design, creating trim packages for commercial projects traveling throughout the United States. When he returned to college, he studied Industrial Technology and received his associate degree at St. Petersburg College, his bachelor’s degree in educational technology at the University of South Florida, and his master’s degree from Fort Hays University in Network Engineering. Mr. Lewis has been teaching Engineering Graphics and Design at St. Petersburg College since 1997 and became the first instructor to teach SolidWorks in the state of Florida in 1999/2000. 

Currently, Mr. Lewis teaches Autodesk programs such as AutoCAD, Rivet (Intro and Advanced), Inventor, and Fusion 360, and teaches Manufacturing Design, Architectural Design, Rapid Prototyping and CNC Programming. He continues to teach SolidWorks, four levels of Mechanical Design, FEA Analysis, and 3D Printing.  

In addition to teaching and providing mentorship to students and teachers at St. Petersburg College, Mr. Lewis works with the community through various local high schools and manufacturing companies in and around St. Petersburg. He offered summer camp opportunities for high school and middle school students to design and build robots using SolidWorks in 2018, 2019 and 2023.  

Mr. Lewis works with the St. Petersburg College Engineering Club and has participated on Advisory committees for local High Schools for more than ten years. His other professional awards include St. Petersburg College Instructor of the year in 2015 (nominated again in 2022) and awarded the National League of Innovation 2019 League Excellence Award. 

In his down time, Greg enjoys long range bike rides and golfing. Congratulations to Greg for adding the 2023 Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year award to his plethora of accomplishments! 

For information on the FLATE Awards visit, or contact Executive Director of FLATE, Mr. Ernie Friend or Senior Education Advisor, Dr. Marilyn Barger. 


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