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Governor Scott Announces $1 Million to Create STEM Summer Residency Program for Teachers

March 9, 2016

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $1 million in proposed funding for the state to partner with high-tech companies in Florida to create a paid summer residency program for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teachers to bring new industry trends back to Florida’s K-12 classrooms.

Governor Rick Scott said, “We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students and that is why I am proud to propose $1 million to invest in the continued education of our teachers so they can bring innovative ideas back to the classroom.”

44 companies in Florida have confirmed their participation in the STEM Residency Program, including:



Apex Technology

Azimuth Technology

Bay State Cable Ties


Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Creative Sign Designs

Costal Cloud

D3 Glass

Duke Energy

Eastern Architectural Systems


Entertainment Metals

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Florida Power & Light Company

Fort Walton Machining, Inc.

Global Tech LED

GSC Systems

Gulf Power Company

Harris Corporation

Haynes Corporation

Heat Pipe Technology

Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc.


ITG Technologies

Kaman Aerostructures

Lockheed Martin

Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures

Metal Essence



Northrop Grumman


SAFT America

Shaw Development

Southern Manufacturing Technologies

Storm Smart

Structure Medical LLC

Survice Engineering Company

Timbar Packaging & Display

Vac-Con, Inc.


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