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STEM 2015-2016 Annual Report

“The STEM Education Coalition STEM Education Coalition claims that in 2010, 14 percent of companies in the United States were unable to hire due to applicants’ lack of STEM skills, and by 2013 the same skills gap kept 40 percent of U.S. companies from hiring the people they needed. Our biggest problem now is that the supply is not keeping up with demand. Even more concerning for me, is the lack of interest by women in STEM fields, which is causing a continued decline…

So, where do you fit in? As a business owner, I believe it is important to make STEM support a strategic goal. This doesn’t mean spending money but can be as simple as providing internal resources to support existing programs. Consider serving as a volunteer or mentor and urge elected officials to make STEM a priority. If you are a parent, actively seek opportunities for your children to become involved in STEM enrichment when school is out of session.”

Excerpt from “STEM is not a four-letter word” by Carol Craig, Florida Today July 19,2015




CT Serves is Craig Technologies' Corporate Community Service Initiative. Craig Technologies is committed to the idea of community and believes that corporate support of civic initiatives is imperative to economic development. We challenge other business leaders to engage their time and resources for the benefit of social integrity and the future of the marketplace.

05.2016 Craig Technologies proudly supports the inaugural STEM Day Camp at Florida Tech starting May 30th with the Boy Scouts of Central Florida.

05.2016 Craig Technologies is happy to lend support to the DeLaura Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team for their competition at the World Finals in Iowa on May 25-28.

05.2016 Craig Technologies is proud to support the Whistlestop Festival on May 6-7 in Huntsville, AL to benefit the STEM activities for children at EarlyWorks

05.2016 Twelve sixth-grade students from Tropical Elementary School in Merritt Island, FL joined us for three weeks to learn more about what it take to work in a high-tech manufacturing facility during our STEM/MFG Mini-Mester program. See what the students made by viewing the photo album on Flickr

CNC Machinist Anthony Majusiak

04.2016 CNC Machinist Anthony Majusiak shares his STEM story during Career Day with the young men at AMI Kids Center for Personal Growth in Melbourne, FL on April 29th. Students were introduced to the STEM-related concepts, careers, and training plans associated with precision computer-aided machining in today’s modern manufacturing industry.

04.2016 CEO Carol Craig joins other business leaders to discuss STEM at the Florida Engineering Education Conference (FEEC) Industry Panel on April 22nd at the University of Central Florida.

04.2016 Seventeen sixth-grade students from Ocean Breeze Elementary School in Indian Harbour Beach, FL came to Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center to see what it looks like to work in modern manufacturing. View the photo album on Flickr to see the excitement for yourself!

03.2016 Craig Technologies happily supports the Merritt Island High School StangSat Satellite Club and their work with NASA to develop an analytical cube sat to help measure launch conditions.

CNC Machinist Anthony Majusiak

03.2016 CEO Carol Craig shares her STEM perspective as a panelist for Leadership Brevard’s session at the Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Hall of Fame on March 17th.

03.2016 Craig Technologies is proud to support for fourth year the Central Florida FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Orlando on March 11-12th at the University of Central Florida Arena. Watch videos of the action on Twitter!

Chemist Marissa johnsey

03.2016 Chemist Marissa Johnsey shared her STEM story of working with NASA at the Center for Excellence in Education’s Bite of Science Teacher Roundtable at Codecraft Lab in Melbourne, FL on March 1st.

02.2016 STEM Outreach Coordinator Carey Beam participated in the STEM Education Workshop in Cocoa Beach, FL hosted by the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to learn more about Space Station Explorers educational opportunities for students involving the technology and personnel aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

02.2016 For a second time, students from John Paul II Catholic High School in Tallahassee visited the Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) as part of their visit to Kennedy Space Center for the Astronaut Challenge. We are pleased to report that our friends from JPII won 1st Place in the Lab Challenge for their proposal to make silica aerogel aboard the International Space Station (ISS)!

01.2016 STEM Outreach Coordinator joined educators from Brevard Public Schools for a professional development opportunity with the Discovery Education STEM Academy on January 30th at the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory.

12.2015 We happily support the PINK FIRST Robotics Team 233 from Rockledge High School and their continued success in working with industry to solve real-world problems with robotics.

Viera Charter Shhool FLL Team

12.2015 We congratulate the fledgling Viera Charter School FLL Team 16200 on their first competition where they received the Rising Star award for perseverance.

12.2015 Students from Jefferson Middle School in Merritt Island, FL practice for their FLL competition while at Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center over Winter Break. FIRST Robotics provides exciting opportunities in math, science, technology and engineering for students all over the country.

12.2015 STEM Outreach Coordinator Carey Beam volunteers for 8 weeks with students in grades 3-5 at the Boys and Girls Club in Cocoa, FL to have some STEM fun with the Crazy 8s Math Club during holiday breaks.

12.2015 2015 Craig Technologies proudly supports Space Coast Women in Defense and their Silent Auction on December 1st to raise funds for STEM scholarships.

Viera Charter Shhool FLL Team

11.2015 Craig Technologies proudly supports the CCTS Robotics Showcase at the Florida Solar Energy Center on November 5th where over a dozen robotics displays were showcased by student teams and professional organizations.

11.2015 Twenty-seven students from Merritt Island High School’s da Vinci Academy of Aerospace Technology came to the Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) to observe and interact with the equipment and people making high-tolerance aerospace components.

M-STEM Tour

11.2015 11.2015 Director of Strategic Programs Phil Bryden delivered the keynote address to educators attending the M-STEM Conference in Cocoa Beach, FL on November 3. As part of the conference, educators from all over the US took the opportunity to tour Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) to learn more about STEM skills needed to have a career in modern manufacturing.

10.2015Craig Technologies joins the fun for the 2015 DiSTi Duffer Charity Golf Tournament on October 10th to benefit the Central Florida STEM Education Council.

Manufacturing Day 2015

10.2015 Craig Technologies hosts STEM Showcase as part of MFG Day events at the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center on October 2nd.


09.2015 Craig Technologies celebrates with partner Novel Engineering and “Team Space Pig” in moving ahead in NASA’s $5 Million Cube Quest Challenge. You can read more about the Space Pig cube sat here.

09.2015 STEM Outreach Coordinator Carey Beam presented Craig Technologies STEM education programs to hundreds of STEM Resource Teachers and Media Specialists at the Brevard Public Schools STEM Mini-Conference on September 28th in Viera, FL.

09.2015 Craig Technologies joins other leading community organizations to promote and support the Bright Ideas STEM from Today’s Youth student competition. Through this initiative, Bright House Networks and community friends aim to inspire and encourage high school students to pursue their dreams and spark the next BIG thing in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

08.2015 Seven Exemplary Science Teachers in Brevard County have the admiration and support of Craig Technologies while they are officially recognized during the annual banquet hosted by the Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA) on August 10th.

08.2015 CEO Carol Craig is a panelist at the US Air Force Technical Applications Center’s (AFTAC) Second Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium at Patrick Air Force Base on August 21st.

7.2015 We are honored to support the Minds for Design Engineering Day Camp in Tampa, FL hosted by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida July 20-24.

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School

07.2015 Engineering students from Tallahassee’s Pope John Paul II Catholic High School came to tour the Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) while they were in Cape Canaveral to compete in the Astronaut Challenge at Kennedy Space Center.

07.2015 Craig Technologies is in good company supporting Buzz Aldrin’s Sharespace Foundation and the work they do to help engage students in STEAM subjects. At a gala event at Kennedy Space Center on July 18th, Sharespace representatives explained the importance of inspiring children to realize their passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) by delivering hands-on activities, such as gifting new Giant Destination Mars Maps™.

06.2015 Three exceptional STEM professionals from Craig Technologies visited the young men at AMI Kids Center for Personal Growth in Melbourne, FL on June 24th to share their STEM stories during Career Day. The students heard from CNC Machinist Anthony Majusiak, NASA-ESC Program Manager Chad Fox, and Instructional Systems Developer Brandon Bates before working in small groups to assemble a paper scale model of the Orion spacecraft.

Three college-bound students from Cocoa Beach, FL

06.2015 Three college-bound students from Cocoa Beach, FL visited the Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) for a ten-hour Senior Mini-Mester program that included a variety of hands-on activities and job shadow opportunities to learn more about careers in modern manufacturing. See the photos that show more about this engaging student experience.

05.2015 Craig Technologies happily supports the Edgewood Jr/Sr High School Odyssey of the Mind team competing in the World Finals held at Michigan State University.

05.2015 Craig Technologies is proud to support the National Naval Aviation Museum and the 2015 Naval Aviation Symposium Golf Tournament on May 6th. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation operates a number of educational programs at the Museum and the state-of-the-art National Flight Academy, all designed to inspire children and adolescents to pursue excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

05.2015 Craig Technologies conducts our inaugural STEM/MFG Mini-Mester program developed in-house for sixth-grade students from Tropical Elementary School in Merritt Island, FL. Over three visits, ten students and their chaperones were introduced to the technology and processes of modern manufacturing. Working with our aerospace and mechanical engineers in-house, the students designed and engineered a machined-metal clock for their classroom as a takeaway. View the photo album on Flickr to see the action!

03.2015 We are honored to support the PRISM Project at three STEM career academies in Brevard County to promote exciting careers in engineering, science/technology, and aerospace.


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