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3rd Annual STEM Professional Association Event

Middleton High School: Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

3rd Annual STEM Professional Association Event

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Middleton Magnet High School
A Pre-Collegiate Academy for STEM

3rd Annual STEM Professional Association Event

Thomas Jefferson and the iPad


Middleton Magnet High School, a Pre-Collegiate Academy for STEM , 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:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Talent Development Institute (AMTDI)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA)
  • Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • 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 manufacturing
  • The key to successful automation is the availability of a world class manufacturing workforce and products that are designed for automation
  • To develop and maintain a world class manufacturing and product design workforce, the growing gap between academic preparation and industry need must be closed

Video 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!


5:30 - 6:00 Check-In / Networking / Refreshments
6:00 - 6:15 Welcome / Announcements
6:15 - 6:30 Robotics Demonstration
6:30 - 7:15 STEM Presentation / Q&A
7:15 - 7:30 Wrap-Up / Adjournment

This 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 Administration Building 100. Join us for this awesome Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event!


Have questions about 3rd Annual STEM Professional Association Event? Contact Middleton High School: Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy

When & Where

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Middleton High School: Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy

Middleton High School is Hillsborough County Public School's pre-collegiate academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

Vision: Every Middleton High School student will attain his or her highest level of success.

Mission:  Middleton High School's family will focus combined efforts to develop life-long learners. All shall excel academically, become technologically competent, demonstrate appropriate ethical values, and become productive members of a global community, thus creating a better society.

Middleton is a Magnet School of Excellence, Florida Department of Education Turnaround School, SME Education Foundation PRIME Site and FIRST Robotics World Champions.  We are Tigers!

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