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
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 $100,000 donation
You might not know his songs by name, but chances are you’ve heard many.
Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” has collaborated on hit songs with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and Shakira.
The Grammy award winner has recorded hundreds of songs and sold more than 70 million singles, with No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries.
On Feb. 1, the Palm Beach State College Foundation will welcome him as the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s 2017 STEAM (Science, … Continue reading Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon
World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will headline the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Initiative event, presented by Bank of America. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
“Neil deGrasse Tyson is a wildly popular speaker who has helped to make science relatable and accessible to the masses,” said Suellen Mann, … Continue reading ‘Master of the Universe’ Neil deGrasse Tyson to headline PBSC STEAM event
Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University took more than 100 audience members on May 22 on a journey to better understand the science, art and overall fascination surrounding astrological images in a presentation at Palm Beach State College. Titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction,” the event was sponsored by Bank of America.
From photos of supernovas and black holes to the well-known “Pillars of Creation” image taken by the Hubble Telescope, … Continue reading Astrophysicist presents our galaxy and beyond at Palm Beach State College STEAM event
The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University in a presentation titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction” at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Tickets are $35 per person. PBSC faculty and staff can attend for $25 and students are admitted free.
With nearly 25 years’ experience as a researcher and scientist, Smith is working with X-ray emitting light forms to discover clues to the basic building blocks of the universe. … Continue reading Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22
Award-winning actor John Lithgow continued the STEAM dialog on Jan. 30 as he spoke to a crowd of nearly 500 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
During his speech, Lithgow acknowledged that test prep along with science, technology, engineering and math subjects have come to dominate conversations and the educational diet of young people. However, without incorporating the arts, he says, a student’s life is “tragically incomplete.”
“It is absolutely essential in my mind that children be provided with their minimum daily allowance of this key source of nourishment and enrichment,” said Lithgow. … Continue reading Arts “indispensable” to education says Lithgow