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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
At the invitation of the ARM Institute, FCDI headed up to Greenville, South Carolina this past week to meet with ARMs Chief Workforce Officer, Rebecca Hartley, and the amazing folks at Greenville Technical College , Spartanburg Community College and the South Carolina...read more
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...read more
FCDI board members joined over 30,000 people attending the FIRST Championship in Houston last week, to celebrate and support more than 15,000 students, ages 6-18, from more than 40 countries, at the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation heads to Texas next week, for the Houston FIRST Championship. In addition to cheering on Tampa Bay area teams competing at the event, we’re facilitating two workshop sessions at the FIRST Conference there. Manufacturing...read more
What a whirlwind last week was! After wrapping up Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, we launched right into hosting a visit by the ARM Institute, which included a tour of EMS, where the FIRST Robotics Competition field is being built, as the centerpiece of our Advanced...read more
Steve Willingham, president of FCDI, will be facilitating a breakout session Panel Discussion on "Manufacturing the Future" at the Synapse Innovation Summit March 28, at 2pm, in Club 9, Club Level at the Amalie Arena. Special guest on the panel is Dr. Byron...read more
FCDI Brings Together Best of Tampa Bay STEM Education for Synapse Innovation Summit, March 28, Amalie Arena
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is honored to have organized the Synapse Innovation Summit STEM Pavilion showcasing the best of our future science and tech talent pipeline development tools. The STEM Pavilion will be open from 9am to 6pm on the patio...read more
On March 26, the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI) is hosting a free Regional Workshop with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute at the Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center at in Ybor City. The purpose of this...read more
We're excited about progress on FIRST Robotics Competition field build underway at EMS in Odessa, FL Typically, the field used at ROBOTICON and other events like ours is rented and shipping is often an expensive challenge, as is field construction. Thanks to an Argosy...read more
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