Middleton High School
4801 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33610
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Middleton Magnet High School3rd Annual STEM Professional Association EventThomas Jefferson and the iPad Middleton Magnet High School, the Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy, would like to invite you to our 3rd annual “STEM Professional Association Event” from 5:30-7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. This free 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) professions. Participating associations for this years event are:American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA)Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME)Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)Tampa Bay Partnership (TBP)Our speaker is Mr. Tom Borkes of The Jefferson Project, an organization dedicated to electronic manufacturing excellence through concurrent education. He will be speaking on the topic of "Thomas Jefferson and the iPad: Lessons in Competing in High Tech Electronic Product Manufacturing from the Grave". This presentation makes the case that:Automation is the counterweight to low wage manufacturingThe key to successful automation is the availability of a world class manufacturing workforce and products that are designed for automationTo develop and maintain a world class manufacturing and product design workforce, the growing gap between academic preparation and industry need must be closedVideo and a discussion of the robotic automation that is used in electronic circuit board assembly will be used to develop strategies that address this thesis. Those attending will be challenged with some experiments and thought problems during the course of the presentation. A robotics demonstration will be conducted by Middleton High School students, winners of the 2012 World FTC Robotics Championship and 2013 Florida State FTC Robotics Championship as they prepare for the April 25-27, 2013 – FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO!
Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 Check-In / Networking / Refreshments
6:00 - 6:15 Welcome / Announcements (MHS, ASME, BAMA, FLATE, SMTA, SME, TBP)
6:15 - 6:30 Robotics Demonstration (Middleton Students)
6:30 - 7:15 Presentation / Q&A (Tom Borkes)
7:15 - 7:30 Wrap-Up / AdjournmentThis free STEM event will take place at Middleton Magnet High School, 4801 North 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610 in the Media Center, located on the second floor of the Administration building. Join us for this awesome Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event!
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