Two students in PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program presented on a national stage this week.
Alexander Burgess and Joseph Morel were among a select group of community college students chosen to attend the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator Conference Oct. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Burgess spoke about the knowledge he and fellow classmates have applied to the design and implementation of solar-powered benches in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading PBSC students present at national NSF conference
Seven Palm Beach State College students and alumni worked together to get power restored to thousands in the surrounding communities after Hurricane Irma.
The group, who works at TRC Solutions in Palm Beach Gardens, traveled throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties for two weeks conducting field assessments and gathering data on damaged utility lines.
They were also in charge of keeping the public safe by redirecting pedestrians and traffic around downed power lines.
“We would stay with the wire until the crew arrived to fix it,” said Brad Robinson, … Continue reading PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands
Gabriel Altman is finishing a prestigious, career-launching internship this week, and he credits PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program for the opportunity.
Although Altman has a master’s degree in horticultural science from the University of Florida, by his late thirties, he knew his career needed a reboot. His interest in renewable energy led him to the EPT program, which prepares students to work with the instrumentation and controls used in power generation, renewable energy plants, … Continue reading Electrical Power program recharges student’s career
Kinetic art has power, in this case, solar, wind and water power. Just ask Paul Slater, lab specialist for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs at Palm Beach State College. He’ll be happy to explain how art and science merge in this weekend’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach.
Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. Slater, who is also an artist, … Continue reading Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion
Pedro Borba, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Electrical Power Technology Associate in Science degree program, has received the Chancellor’s Clark Maxwell Scholar Student of the Month award for May.
Each month, one outstanding student from the 28 colleges in the Florida College System is chosen for the award named after the first head of FCS. Borba receives $150 from the Clark Maxwell Jr. Scholarship fund and is featured on the FCS website and in the May newsletter. … Continue reading Florida College System selects PBSC student for monthly award
Walk in front of the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and you’ll notice a peculiar looking wooden object with a clean energy function that everyone on campus can use.
The structure, called the “Solar Tree” bench, is the proud creation of Electrical Power Technology students Ronny Grullon and Jordian Forbes.
“We wanted to be able create something that students could charge their electronic devices on while also enjoying the beauty of the outdoors,” said Forbes. … Continue reading Student project brings sun powered resource to campus
Since his arrival at Palm Beach State College in 2010, Associate Professor Oleg Andric has developed a reputation for preparing top-notch graduates in demand by local employers in the energy and power generation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. Now The Engineers’ Council has recognized his impact by presenting him with its Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.
“The award means a huge validation and recognition from the industry,” says Andric. “With this recognition, more companies will be eager to look at our students and graduates and bring them on as interns and employees.”
Andric received the award at the 2016 National Engineer’s Week Honors and Awards Banquet Feb. … Continue reading Andric honored as distinguished engineering educator
New 3-D printers and scanners, a humanoid robot, a wind turbine simulator, an alternative energy training center and sensor calibration stations for pressure, temperature and strain are among the new high-tech tools that drew an excited crowd Tuesday evening at the unveiling of Palm Beach State College’s newly upgraded laboratory for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs. The lab, located in the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, gives students the opportunity to work with the latest equipment used in manufacturing, … Continue reading Business partners see value in new lab technology
Reading about STEM is fine, but for students to truly grasp how science, technology, engineering and math are applied to real-world challenges, they need practice.
At Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, students are getting plenty of STEM practice through the construction of a solar-powered micro smart grid. In sync with the nationwide trend to use college campuses as living laboratories, the project provides a unique hands-on experience for students, especially those enrolled in the College’s Electrical Power Technology Associate in Science degree program and the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology College Credit Certificate program, … Continue reading Solar energy project turns campus into living laboratory
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
If anything defines today’s college students, it’s their goal to graduate with a job, a career-track job. But a good job in a student’s field of interest doesn’t happen by accident. It requires a college curriculum that matches employers’ needs. It also helps if these same employers are involved in developing the job candidates they want to hire.
Luckily, Palm Beach State College students have more than 400 local business partners in their corner. … Continue reading A Strong Fabric: How business partners boost student success