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Orlando: The Capital of Entertainment Innovation

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Nov 15, 2016 1:51:42 PM

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) kicked off its annual conference and trade show at the Orange County Convention Center, where thousands of participants gathered to learn and experience the latest innovations in attractions technology and products. This year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo includes the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history.

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Topics: Entertainment

Valencia College Receives Top Ranking for Number of Associate Degrees Awarded

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Oct 17, 2016 5:08:37 PM

The Orlando region offers a vast number of higher education institutions, including some of the country’s top state colleges. Recently, Valencia College ranked fourth in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to students by Community College Week magazine.

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Topics: Rankings, Higher Education

Siemens Donates $68 Million Software to UCF

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Oct 14, 2016 8:43:57 AM

The Orlando region is rich with global, industry-leading companies and innovative higher education institutions. Partnerships between Orlando’s largest companies and universities ensure the region’s workforce remains highly-qualified and knowledgeable. A perfect example of this type of partnership is the 30 year collaboration between Siemens Energy, Inc. and the University of Central Florida, recently made stronger by Siemens’ multimillion dollar software donation.

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Topics: Higher Education, Collaboration

Largest VA Medical Simulation Center Opens in Lake Nona

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 23, 2016 11:07:08 AM

As the world’s capital of modeling, simulation and training, the Orlando region is often home to simulation facilities with unprecedented size and technological advancements. Recently, Orlando's Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened the nation’s largest VA medical simulation facility. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SimLEARN National Simulation Center is the operational hub for coordination of all VA simulation-based clinical training. The 51,000-square-foot facility will serve as the epicenter of training for thousands of healthcare providers from across the U.S.

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Topics: Simulation, Expansion, Healthcare Delivery

Clermont Athletes Bring Home More than Olympic Medals

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 16, 2016 9:55:37 AM

With state-of-the-art sports facilities like the National Training Center and PFX Athletics, it should come as no surprise that the city of Clermont in Lake County is nicknamed “The Choice of Champions.” Recently, Clermont was proudly represented at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where 20 Clermont-trained athletes from seven different countries competed. Among those 20 athletes, five gold, three silver and two bronze medals were awarded.

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Topics: Sports Innovation and Performance, Lake County

New Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment Center Opens in Orlando

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 2, 2016 12:14:46 PM

Orlando’s innovative healthcare system has gained another advanced treatment center with Orlando Health’s opening of the Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy. Proton Therapy uses proton beams to precisely treat tumors and spare surrounding tissue. This method treats brain, spine, prostate, lung, breast, gastrointestinal, head and neck cancer in adult and pediatric patients.

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Topics: New to Market, City of Orlando, Healthcare Delivery

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