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Floor360 Partners Gear Up for National Manufacturing Day!

mfgday2National Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6th, and Floor360 partners are gearing up to host “MFG Day” events in Northwest Georgia!

On Thursday, October 5th, the Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy (NWGCCA), Shaw Industries, and Sumo Robot League (a Georgia Tech student-formed non-profit company) are partnering to host a robotics competition for high school students. Students design and build robots to compete in fully autonomous sumo wrestling. Each match motivates students to learn and understand the principles of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), preparing them for the future by fostering an interest in these critical disciplines and an understanding of how they are practiced. Throughout the competition, students will have the opportunity to build electrical circuits, design and 3D print adaptive components, and code sensor-based autonomous response algorithms using the actual C++ programming language.

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability (AIS) will be hosting middle and high school science teachers from around the Northwest Georgia region to discuss manufacturing and career opportunities for students. This event will present educators with manufacturing-related programming available at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Dalton State College, as well as a panel of representatives to discuss the region’s workforce. The day will conclude with tours of manufacturing facilities from some of the region’s top employers.

If you’re participating in MFG Day, don’t forget to register your event here so we can help promote the Northwest Georgia region!