- Sept. 29, 2014
-- Manufacturing Month is here with October 3, as the official kick-off day for 2014 National #MFGDayinFL. To up the ante and put fun in manufacturing, FLATE (http://www.fl-
ate.org/), the Florida-based, National Science Foundation regional center of excellence in manufacturing, is launching for the very first time, an exciting campaign inviting ALL involved in 2014 Manufacturing Day in Florida (http://www.madeinflorida.org/
day) to “Show Your Manufacturing Pride” through a #MFGDayinFL Selfie-
thon, which according to the Urban dictionary is a “A marathon of many selfies taken in a short amount of time.” Ha! who knew!
So what does, or will the #MFGDayinFL , Selfie-thon involve?
To jump into the #MFGDayinFL, “selfie-thon”
bandwagon, we ask you to take a selfie during a Manufacturing Day tour, open house, movie screening, road trip, or any other 2014 Manufacturing Day-related event, and upload your selfie on a social network of your choice using the #MFGDayinFLSelfie, or share it with @Made_InFlorida (https://twitter.com/Made_InFlorida
) #MFGDayinFLSelfie. If you are not signed up on any social network, but would like to participate, please email your selfie to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can post your Selfie with an optional, one-line descriptor about what manufacturing means to you, or has impacted you/your organization.
#MFGDayinFL selfie-thon not only shows a fun side of Manufacturing and STEM, but also highlights the importance of manufacturing in Florida’s economy and its role in spearheading innovation. This year’s #MFGDayinFL selfie-thon officially kick starts on Oct. 1, 2014 and will continue throughout manufacturing month which is October 2014. FLATE will compile all entries and make a fun #MFGDayinFL selfie video that will be posted on FLATE’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/MadeInFlorida2010
). Top three selfies will be chosen by FLATE staff, and the winning entry featured in the November edition of the FLATE Focus.
So what’re you waiting for? Show your “Manufacturing Pride”! Go take a selfie and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network of your choice using the #MFGDayinFLSelfie, or on twitter @Made_InFlorida (https://twitter.com/
For more information on MFG DAY in FLORIDA (http://madeinflorida.org/manufacturing-day/
), visit the official (http://madeinflorida.org/
day/) on the “Made in Florida” site, or contact Desh Bagley, FLATE outreach manager at email@example.com/
813.253.7838 and Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org/
813.259.6578. For press related information contact Janice Mukhia, communications specialist at email@example.com/
813259.6581. We look forward to everyone’s participation in Florida’s Manufacturing Day celebrations.
ate.org/)is a National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence, committed to ensuring Florida has a well prepared workforce for advanced and emerging technologies. Created in 2004, FLATE is one of 39 Advanced Technological Education Centers in the United States funded by the National Science Foundation focused on improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and training to meet the needs of American advanced technology industries. For more information visit www.fl-ate.org.