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Educational Resources: Earlier this month, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education expanded the journal selection available on via EBSCO's Education Source database. You can now access the full text of more than 2,000 journals...

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Taking Action for Diversity & Inclusion

The persistent inequities across our country underscore our urgent, national need to address and alleviate racial, ethnic and other tensions and to promote diversity within our communities. As leaders of some of America’s largest corporations, we manage thousands of...

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Helping Fill the Competitiveness Gaps

In terms of opportunity for growth and improvement, the Talent driver shows no shortage of areas in which the community might choose to examine, understand, and engage. ...In terms of Outcomes, Tampa Bay performs well in the aggregate measures - migration, GRP growth...

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A Conversation with the ARM Institute’s Byron Clayton

Back in March, we invited the ARM institute to join us at the Synapse Innovation Summit, at the FCDI organized STEM Pavilion.   Our friends at PLuGHiTz Live spent some time speaking with ARM Institute CEO, Dr. Byron Clayton, who gives a great overview of the mission...

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Learning by Doing

A great article ran in FreeCodeCamp recently. Titled "How to escape tutorial purgatory as a new developer ..."   Not far behind it was a piece at Inside Higher Ed titled "Breaking through the Parchment Ceiling",a review of the book, Free Range Learning in the Digital...

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Change Starts in Our Own Communities

FCDI Executive Director Terri Willingham shared our work with the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center, with the great crew at PLuGHiTz Live, during the FIRST Robotics Competition Orlando Regional, earlier this...

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In Consideration of Community Driven Innovation

To prepare our residents for careers that not only provide jobs today, but will continue to support them and their families for decades to come, a collective effort—spanning government, education and industry—is required. - Jim Kenney - Mayor, City of Philadelphia, In...

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Our 2018 Board & Forging New Paths

Meet Michele Mendez FCDI is delighted to welcome Michele Mendez to our Board of Directors.  Michele is a Vice President with Bank of America, specializing in Small Business Lending. She is also Special Events Executive Producer for PLuGHiTz Live, where, she says,  " I...

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