Founding Executive Director, Florida Engineering Experiment Station (FLEXStation) - University of Florida

Erik Sander’s career spans a broad range of professional experiences – from working as an engineer in NASA’s labs and Fortune 500 companies, to starting and growing several companies, working in the private venture industry, and managing the cutting edge research and innovation programs of academia. As the Founding Executive Director of FLEXStation, Erik is establishing a state-wide network of operations in order to provide direct assistance in workforce development, distance education, access to UF resources and facilities, accessing entrepreneurial talent and startup companies, and K-12 Outreach.