October 2019
School District Edition
Teaching with holograms
FLCC is part of a small group of institutions working with Case Western Reserve University to pilot an emerging technology called mixed reality and evaluate its ability to help students learn human anatomy.

Last fall, students in FLCC anatomy and physiology classes began using Microsoft HoloLens with the HoloAnatomy program that Case Western Reserve developed to view three-dimensional images of human organs individually or as part of body systems.

The university’s software allows the HoloLens to project a holographic image that everyone wearing the visors – students and their instructor – can see. The instructor can rotate the image, zoom in on a particular section or zoom out to show the entire class how systems function and interconnect.

Faculty compared student performance on lab exams and final grades between classes using technology and traditional classes, in which students use textbooks and plastic models. Early results show students using the new tool score higher in their lab exams. Read more here

The technology was featured on WROC Channel 8 in Rochester on Friday. Click the image below to watch.
Free financial aid help

FLCC will host free workshops to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the main campus. The facilitator for these workshops is bilingual and can provide instruction in Spanish. Reservations are online at flcc.edu/financialaid
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Columbus Day visits
FLCC will welcome prospective students and their families on Columbus Day, Oct. 14, at the main campus in Canandaigua and the Victor Campus Center.

The Victor Campus Center event focuses on five technology degrees: engineering science, networking and security, mechanical technology, architectural technology, and instrumentation and control technologies.

It opens at 11 a.m. with an opportunity to visit classrooms and talk to professors. At 12:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy a free picnic lunch and hear remarks by alumni. The Victor Campus Center is at 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251, just west of the village of Victor.

Also on Columbus Day, students and their families can sign up for small-group visits at the main campus, starting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These two-hour visits are limited to just four people in the group to provide personalized information.

The visit begins with an overview of FLCC, including the application process, academic programs, student life and support services. It will be followed by a tour of the main campus, including the adjacent student housing complex.
Up next: Fall Open House
FLCC's annual Fall Open House is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main campus in Canandaigua.

This Saturday event is an opportunity for family members to join students as they learn how to enroll at FLCC, apply for financial aid and take advantage of student services, events and activities.

Prospective students can speak one-on-one with professors in the academic programs and current FLCC students. The event also features tours of the campus and residence hall, The Suites at Laker Landing, adjacent to campus.
Scholarship honors
From left, Amber LeMay, a 2019 Marcus Whitman graduate; Colin Reagan, a 2018 Lima Christian graduate; and Jayden Durfee, a 2019 Newark graduate, were among the dozens of students who attended the Constellation Brands Honors Dinner, an FLCC tradition in which recipients of private scholarships meet their benefactors. Scholarship applications open each spring at give.flcc.edu. Each year, FLCC students receive more than $150,000 in scholarships that local residents and organizations have donated in honor or memory of their colleagues and loved ones.
$1.14M for biotech

FLCC will receive $1.14 million in National Science Foundation funding to take part in a national effort to strengthen biotechnology education and encourage more youth to pursue careers in the field.

FLCC is the home base for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI), which promotes the teaching of science through research.

The National Science Foundation has previously awarded the college $5.8 million to develop and share its approach with community colleges across the country.
Speakers for your class

When it comes to academics and today's job market, there are many pathways that students can explore. To help students navigate this process, FLCC offers a Pathways Speakers Program in which professionals in a variety of fields visit local classrooms.

Guest speakers will provide insight into their occupations and discuss the important lessons they have learned with 30-to 45-minute presentations. 

Topics and speakers are listed on the FLCC website at flcc.edu/pathways . Teachers can fill out an online form and the speaker will be in touch directly to set a date and time. 
CTLE credits for Conversational Spanish
FLCC offers Conversational Spanish classes that qualify for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits.

Beginner I Conversational Spanish is designed for those with no background in the language. It runs eight Thursdays, from Oct. 17 through Dec. 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $140.

Beginner II Conversational Spanish is appropriate for those who have already taken an introductory course in Spanish. Classes are held on eight Tuesdays from Oct. 22 through Dec. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each weekly meeting will feature discussion of short stories, essays, or other reading selections in Spanish. The fee is $140.

To register, visit the FLCC website at flcc.edu/pdce . For questions, call Andrea Badger at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu .