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Register now for second high school teachers workshop

Register now for second high school teachers workshop

Tampa Bay, Florida -- All Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate high school teachers from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties are invited to participate in a one-day workshop at The University of Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 23, to learn how to inspire students to take their interest in chemistry outside of the classroom.

The free event will be held in the Plant Hall Music Room on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes lunch. The media is welcome to attend.

MTI news campus dedication to be held Feb. 14

MTI news campus dedication to be held Feb. 14

Bradenton, Florida -- On Thursday, Feb. 14, the public is invited for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Manatee Techincal Institute's new main campus.

The new Manatee Tech represents a modern, high-tech training facility to meet the workforce needs of Manatee County. Over 2,000 students a year are expected to be served in the new 210,000 square-foot building, which cost approximately $44 million.

The ceremony will include the recognition of those individuals who contributed to the creation of the first-class institution.

Judging begins in Lockheed Martin Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Judging begins in Lockheed Martin Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Bradenton, Florida -- Today, Jan. 24, more than 230 Manatee District middle and high school students will be judged on their innovative and informative science fair projects in the Lockheed Martin Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

The projects are on display during the Manatee County Fair in the Kendrick Auditorium where a team of 50 science professionals will judge the exhibits and interview the students.

Students test innovation skills at model water tower competition

Students test innovation skills at model water tower competition

Bradenton, Florida -- More than 100 inventive middle and high school students will put their engineering talents on display this Saturday, Nov. 3, when Haile Middle School hosts the 10th Annual Model Water Tower Contest.

During the competition that starts at 9 a.m., teams of students will display miniature working water towers they designed and constructed for judges who evaluate them on how the models would fare in the real world.

Family Night with meteorite at South Florida Museum

Family Night with meteorite at South Florida Museum

Bradenton, Florida -- On Friday, Oct. 5, South Florida Museum will let guests touch, feel and experience the oldest object you will ever encounter, a fragment of the Campo del Cielo meteorite, affectionately named "FeNi".

The free event will be held from 5 - 9 p.m. allowing attendees the unique opportunity of experiencing original materials that make up our solar system. The first 500 kids at the event will also receive free meteorite dust to take home!

MTI wins most SkillsUSA medals for 9th year in a row

MTI wins most SkillsUSA medals for 9th year in a row

Bradenton, Florida -- For the ninth straight year, Manatee Technical Institute students won more medals than any other school in the nation at the 48th Annual SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City June 22-27.

 

The SkillsUSA Championships are a showcase for the best career and technical education students in the nation.  Students had to have won first in the state to qualify.  Only two percent of SkillsUSA members make it to nationals.

 

South Florida Museum to hold Greek Fest: Science Party

South Florida Museum to hold Greek Fest: Science Party

Bradenton, Fla. -- On March 23, get your "geek" on during a first of its kind event featuring live music, science demonstrations, and much more at the "Geek Fest: Science Party".  

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest lab coats and thick glasses to celebrate science from 6 to 9 p.m.