Jim Horton, P.E.

Jim Horton, P.E., Chair of the Foundation

“I hold every man a debtor to his profession …

…..from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves by way of amends to be a help and ornament thereunto.”

           Sir Francis Bacon, English Lawyer and Champion of Modern Science, 1561 – 1626




FEF Supports Great Student Programs

The Florida Engineering Foundation has a significant, positive impact on the science and math experiences of hundreds of students. Both the Student Astronaut Challenge and Florida MATHCOUNTS state level competitions were held in March. FEF is a major sponsor for both of these events.

Student Astronaut Challenge

The Student Astronaut Challenge was held on March 7-9, 2014, at the Kennedy Space Center, is a competition between five person teams – Grades 9-12.

The competition consisted of four rounds:

  • Engineering Challenge
  • Focused Experiment Presentation and Demonstration
  • Flight Simulation
  • Space Brain Brawl
  • More information can be found at: www.astronautchallenge.com


Florida MATHCOUNTS, was held on March 20, 2014, in Orlando, FL  This is a national math competition between four person school teams – Grades 6 – 8. The teams advance to the state competition from one of 19 chapter competitions held throughout the state during February.

The competition consists of four rounds:

  • Sprint Round 30 questions 40 minutes to complete
  • Target Round 4 sets of 2 questions 6 minutes to complete each pair
  • Team Round 10 questions 20 minutes to complete
  • Countdown Round Head to Head Competition Top 10 students compete

The top four Mathletes® represent Florida in the National Competition held in May.
Click Here to Learn More About MATHCOUNTS®

Supporting these types of events is why the Florida Engineering Foundation exists, promoting activities that improve engineering education. We need your help. Will you join with us to support these, and other worthy, programs by becoming a member now?

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2014 Fundraising Events at Marco Island

This past month in beautiful Marco Island, the Florida Engineering Foundation held its annual fund raising events.  So after a weekend of fellowship, teeing off, and doubling down the FEF is proud to announce this year’s annual conference event’s netted over $21,000 to end this year with a bang! The FEF would like to extend […]

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