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We briefly mentioned AMRoC's new home in our recent post-ROBOTICON update, but we wanted to share a bit more about this exciting development. FCDI made the decision to configure the Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Center as a FabLab for several reasons, not the...read more
ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2018 was our biggest and best event yet, drawing over 4000 people to enjoy this year's space themed STEAM festival. This year, FIRST Robotics Competition teams also played on a brand new field, made here locally in Tampa, as the anchor piece of...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is honored to receive one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2018 from GreatNonprofits! Check out some of the stories shared by those who have valued our work with FIRST teams, ROBOTICON Tampa Bay and more at our Great...read more
Some of the most wonderful resources and tools we discover and enjoy using are those developed by ordinary people with extraordinary heart, and a commitment to openly sharing the things they're passionate about. Ideas-Inspire is one of those resources, and Bill Kuhl...read more
For the third year in a row, FCDI is partnering with SOFWERX to host the Tampa Bay FIRST Robotics Competition Live Kick-off event on January 5, 2019, at SOFWERX Underground. The 2019 season game is called “Destination: Deep Space”, and FIRST Robotics Competition...read more
FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape and FIRST LEGO League Jr. team LEGO Pros, both FCDI sponsored and mentored teams that meet at Regency Park Branch Library Makerspace, kicked off the start of their new FIRST robotics seasons with an Open House at the library on...read more
We've been reviewing workforce and career focused educational resources and tools for the AMRoC website, and recently took a look at Skills Commons , a free and open online library of learning and program support materials for job-driven workforce development, created...read more
FCDI is excited to be hosting the 6th Annual ROBOTICON Tampa Bay K-12 STEAM Showcase and FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event! At ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2018, nearly 1000 students from around Tampa Bay and Florida will descend on the University of South Florida...read more
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...read more
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...read more
FCDI Executive Director, Terri Willingham, spent some time speaking with the great folks at PLuGHiTz Live during the Synapse Innovation Summit, back in March. We appreciate the opportunity to share our story, and grateful to PLuGHiTz Live for being such a great...read more
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...read more
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