As we build out the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab, we're starting to get calls and emails about how people can get involved. We're so excited that you're excited, too! While it's still very early in our build out, it's not to...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI), began work on the project now known as the AMRoC Fab Lab two years ago, after receiving an Argosy Foundation grant for securing a FIRST Robotics Competition field and related FIRST K-12 resources and gear. A...read more
We're very excited to announce that the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center now has a home at University Mall on Fowler Avenue in Tampa, near the University of South Florida. In partnership with the Mall, Hillsborough County Libraries and other...read more
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the launch of a new digital platform, Apprenticeship.gov. While there had been a similar resource previously, the new and improved portal features an Apprenticeship Finder tool intended to offer career seekers a...read more
Taking a page out of the Farm-to-Table concept so popular in the restaurant industry right now, MetalMiner, a digital multimedia resource for metal-buying organizations, just published a thought provoking white paper titled “Farm-to-Table” Becomes “Maker-to-User”:How...read more
The Maker Movement is a theoretical and physical embodiment of constructivism that will reform how we educate students. (Roffey, 2015) Education grounded in “making” has the capacity to transform the way we think about pedagogy and learning (Kurti, Kurti, &...read more
On September 29 & 30, the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation will host the 6th Annual ROBOTICON Tampa Bay K-12 STEAM Showcase and FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. At ROBOTICON, nearly 1000...read more
There are lots of online training platforms and resources, and we've featured some of our favorites here before, like SolidProfessor, which focuses on specific certification needs, and Skills Commons, an Open Educational Resources (OER) platform. 180Skills caught our...read more
As schools and youth advocacy groups look to improve equity and access in providing more effective science and tech education resources and programming in educational environments, other organizations are focusing on the critical afterschool period, in which students...read more
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