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PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

Two new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning labs were unveiled today at elementary schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties with the help of Palm Beach State’s Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
The first lab opened at Village Academy Elementary School in Delray Beach and the second at the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The labs were created with a two-year $420,000 grant from The PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative. … Continue reading PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

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Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

How can math solve common problems? Find those answers and much more during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week April 2 to 5.
Themed, “Mathematics and the Environment,” the week features more than 50 free workshops, classroom exercises, lectures, competitions, games and more.
The events are being held on all campuses to increase understanding of mathematics and  bring more awareness to the PBSC community of the significant role math plays in everyday issues.
Each campus will host guest speaker Mario “Marty” … Continue reading Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

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Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students are among 141 students named to the 2018 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 6 in Tampa.
Rosy Ayala of Greenacres, Austin Dahlstrom of Boca Raton, Amani Diaz of Tallahassee, David Fleisch of Riviera Beach, Jose Martinez of Palm Beach Gardens and Angela Pena of Lake Worth were among 133 students from the Florida College System named to the team, … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

When Palm Beach State College alumnus and employee John Charmant came to the United States in 2009 from Haiti, he couldn’t speak English and struggled adapting to the culture.
Today, thanks to the support and encouragement of some of his high school and PBSC professors, he is the proud author of “Luxers’ Multiverse: The Grand Design,” an English book published earlier this year.
The book is set in the year 2090, where the traditional borders between countries have dissolved, … Continue reading PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

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PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

To say that Palm Beach State College alumna and employee Janet DeVries Naughton is interested in Palm Beach County history is an understatement.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor at the College’s Lake Worth campus, is not only curious, she has devoted many years of her free time to author or co-author 10 published books on the topic. She’s also contributed chapters to Florida history anthologies published by her colleagues.
Her latest co-authored book, “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County,” honors the work of the volunteers, … Continue reading PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

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Students to lead first discussion at Spanish celebration

Holocaust refugees who fled to Latin America will be among the topics discussed at the 9th Annual Spanish Language Celebration at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus March 21.
The celebration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127. The events, which are free and open to the public, include two panel discussions, a film presentation and more.
“The Ninth Annual Spanish Celebration promises to offer insights into historical and current events,” … Continue reading Students to lead first discussion at Spanish celebration

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PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative

Palm Beach State College alumnus Dr. Robert D. Matteson and his wife, Nancy, have donated $30,000 to the PBSC Foundation’s STEAM initiative to establish an endowed scholarship.
The scholarship is available to students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. To be eligible, students must have financial need, be enrolled in nine or more credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Matteson, who graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in 1972, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative

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Harvey talks art, passion for sea life

Diving with tiger sharks off the coast of Mexico, exploring the coral reefs along Panama or painting sea creatures on the hull of a massive cruise ship. These are some of the ways Dr. Guy Harvey spends his days.
The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. … Continue reading Harvey talks art, passion for sea life

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STEAM initiative receives $100,000 donation

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $100,000 donation from the Meyer and Bernice Kesner Foundation to support the College’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative.
The Meyer and Bernice Kesner Foundation scholarship, which was given in honor of the late Palm Beach Gardens couple, will be a five-year scholarship open to students pursuing STEM careers.
Meyer taught continuing education classes in beginning level management at the College in 1980. He had a degree in management from Rutgers University. … Continue reading STEAM initiative receives $100,000 donation

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Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship

When it came time for Palm Beach State College students and twin sisters Hannah and Hailey Lord to decide where they would pursue their bachelor’s degrees, it was a no-brainer.
At the time, the two were Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College students who had just earned their Associate in Arts degrees at PBSC. At graduation, they were both smiling ear-to-ear because they were getting their degrees with no debt thanks to their Presidential Honors College Scholarship, … Continue reading Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship

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