Thursday, March 31, 2011

Daytona State to host Engineering Technology forum at ATC

The College of Engineering Technology and Occupational Programs at Daytona State will host the spring meeting of the Florida Forum on Engineering Technology, April 7-8, at the Advanced Technology College.

The forum is a semi-annual two-day meeting of community college engineering technology department heads and faculty, many who are members of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Association (FLATE). The organization is a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing which works to develop industry partnerships, workforce opportunities and educational synergy throughout the state. Daytona State is among the organization’s 10 member educational institutions.

The forum will focus largely on technology education issues, including curriculum frameworks, new programs, grant opportunities, professional development and how the FLATE consortium can support the state’s economic development. It also will feature guest speaker Andy Schwalb, vice president and chief information and technology officer for NASCAR and NASCAR Media Group.

The ATC is located at 1770 Technology Blvd., off Williamson Blvd. just north of its intersection with LPGA Blvd.

Learn more about FLATE and the Engineering Technology Forum on the Web at or contact Jack Selter at (386) 506-4177, e-mail: