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Are you interested in how things are made? Would you like to help students use entrepreneurial thinking to change harmful processes and practices? Then you will enjoy this workshop, where FLATE celebrates Manufacturing Month by discussing ways in which old business practices are being transformed into new sustainable models that consider the health of our earth.

Dr. Marilyn Barger, Professional Environmental Engineer, Director of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center and USF Stavros Center Advocacy Board member, will surprise you with the vast amount of goods that are produced in Florida. In addition, Dr. Deborah Kozdras will share resources from her current experiences at the Green Biz Circular Economy Conference and World Economic Forum, which discuss exciting ways in which global businesses, governments, and NGOs are transforming old industrial practices into new ways of thinking and designing. During the session, Deborah and Marilyn will present new case study lesson activities, which illustrate how Florida businesses and industries are tackling problems. In addition, these lessons will include a Rethink Tank activity, where students can use design thinking to envision solutions to the problems that still exist. 

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
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