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Drone propels environmental program to greater heights

Palm Beach State College has a new drone to give Environmental Science Technology students a close-up view of how the industry uses the popular technology for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.
Dr. Jessica Miles, a professor and Environmental Science department chair, and Rick Householder, an adjunct instructor of the required GIS mapping course, are obtaining certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly the unmanned aircraft. Using hand-held navigation equipment, they will capture images and data from wetlands and other areas and use the information in their classes. … Continue reading Drone propels environmental program to greater heights

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Math and Science Institute marks 10th summer

At the Math and Science Institute Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, 51 students received certificates for completing what was the 10th iteration of this award-winning summer program for high school and college students with a keen interest and aptitude in these subjects.

MSI held its first summer session in 2008 with 23 students, and in 2010, it won the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award from the Florida College System. Building on this early success, MSI has continued to earn its outstanding reputation by combining rigorous college-level courses taught by College faculty with real-world projects and experiences. … Continue reading Math and Science Institute marks 10th summer

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Ribbon cutting April 27 for new Veterans Resource Center

Palm Beach State College is holding a ribbon cutting April 27 for a new center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus that gives student veterans their own place to connect, unwind and get information on college and community resources.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center on the second floor of the campus library (room 216). In attendance will be U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who has co-sponsored legislation calling for a federal grant funding program to establish such centers at colleges and universities. … Continue reading Ribbon cutting April 27 for new Veterans Resource Center

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