Braden River High teachers win manufacturing honors

June 16, 2014 

Braden River High engineering teachers win honors

BRADEN RIVER -- Gil Burlew and David Sheppard, Braden River High School engineering teachers, won first place in a recent competition among Florida manufacturing education programs.

The competition sponsored by the Florida Sterling Council and Manufacturing Association of Florida was held in May at the STEM Manufacturing Summit in Ontaria, Canada.

The winning presentation, titled "Persistence of Vision," teaches students and teachers how to manufacture a binary code display device.

Manatee school board, Mills earn 'master' title

MANATEE COUNTY -- The Manatee County School Board received a "master" designation Friday in Tampa.

Manatee is one of 24 Florida districts so designated. The voluntary master board program provides leadership training. The Manatee leadership team -- five school board members and Superintendent Rick Mills -- completed 22 hours of training.

Manatee looking to fill Early Learning board slot

MANATEE COUNTY -- Manatee County is accepting applications for a four-year term on the Early Learning Coalition Board of Manatee County.

The coalition coordinates school-readiness programs. Board members work to ensure the School Readiness Act and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program conditions are met and determine how early childhood funds are spent.

Board meetings are held quarterly. Applications due July 14 are at

Information: Mike Neuges, 941-749-3030.

SCF begins enrollment online, on campus

BRADENTON -- Enrollment is underway for the State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota 2014-15 year.

Students may enroll at Returning students can register online through SCFconnect.

The college is also holding express admission this week for parents and students to learn more about SCF, which offers associates degrees with courses available on its campuses and online.

Information: 941-752-5050.

SCF students present research findings at Yale

BRADENTON -- Three SCF students -- Roxana Perez, Stephanie Morgan and Charles Stach III -- presented scientific findings at the Yale University's Small World Initiative at the American Society of Microbiology Conference.

SCF was one of 25 colleges and universities nationwide in the Yale pilot project, which engages students in authentic scientific research on one of the most serious modern health threats: antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

-- Herald staff reports

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