(Bradenton, FL—September 17, 2015) Manatee Technical College has been selected as the first site in Manatee County to receive a WeatherSTEM package. The WeatherSTEM package is a weather station and a community centered weather network that includes curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Edward Mansouri, the inventor of the WeatherSTEM, will give a talk and demonstrate the system at MTC in Wagner Auditorium from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on October 7.
Simply put, the WeatherSTEM is a camera and computer program that captures and distributes atmospheric data. Anyone in the community will be able to download an app to get up-to-the-minute weather information and see what is happening in the local skies in real time.
WeatherSTEM will provide teachers a STEM-based curriculum to incorporate into a variety of grade levels and disciplines. District school teachers and students who will receive the main benefit are the science, technology and agriculture/horticulture classes.
Students and the community at large will be able to enjoy some of the additional features of the WeatherSTEM such as a time-lapse interactive sky video from the day before, weather forecasts, weather alerts, and accessing data that can be downloaded in multiple formats and chart styles.
For more information, please contact Greg McGrew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.751.7900 x 1025. The MTC Main Campus is located at 6305 State Road 70 East, one mile west of I-75 exit 217B. The school’s website is ManateeTech.edu.