Tag: STEAM

Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

Dr. Guy Harvey, a marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon.
The affair, presented by Bank of America and chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $150. … Continue reading Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

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Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

What is one key to success in life? According to Armando Christian Perez, better known as “Pitbull,” it’s to follow your own journey in life.
“I think that a lot of people always try to keep up with the Joneses as a way to benchmark their success and don’t follow their own journeys,” the Grammy award winner told the crowd of more than 650 at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 5th annual STEAM luncheon today. … Continue reading Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

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Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon

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

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Underwater photographer to headline Science Day at Lake Worth March 16

Vincent Kneefel, an underwater photographer who after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 went on a journey to document ocean species and the threats they face, will speak at Science Day at the Lake Worth campus March 16.
The topic of his talk, “Giants of the Caribbean,” also is the title of a book he authored following his exploration. He will speak from 11:30 a.m. to noon in Room 129 in the Natural Science Building. … Continue reading Underwater photographer to headline Science Day at Lake Worth March 16

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‘Be the best you can be,’ says Patrick during PBSC’s STEAM luncheon

A crowd of more than 500 attended Palm Beach State College Foundation’s fourth annual STEAM luncheon today at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts. The luncheon featured NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, the first woman speaker for the event.
The event raised money for the Foundation’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative to help prepare students for the high-paying, high-demand positions immediately available in these industries.
Before Patrick’s remarks, Yvonne Boice, event chair, … Continue reading ‘Be the best you can be,’ says Patrick during PBSC’s STEAM luncheon

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NASCAR driver Danica Patrick to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

American auto racing driver and spokeswoman Danica Patrick will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2016 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America.
The affair will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Individual tickets are $165; a table of 10 is $1,600.
“We are thrilled to welcome Danica to Palm Beach State College,” said President Ava L. … Continue reading NASCAR driver Danica Patrick to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

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PBSC annual golf tournament features contests, prizes and more May 1

The Palm Beach College Foundation calls all who love the game of golf to come out and play and help drive the STEAM initiative at the annual Golf Classic at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, May 1.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising event, supports programs to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
“I would encourage business leaders to get involved with Palm Beach State College,” said Andy Sakalian, … Continue reading PBSC annual golf tournament features contests, prizes and more May 1

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Former NASA director to discuss “climate change” during Science Day March 3

Dr. Franco Einaudi, former director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak about weather and the often-debated topic of climate change during Science Day March 3 at the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus.
Science Day activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Natural Science building and the nearby courtyards and corridors. Einaudi’s one-hour lecture will begin at noon in room 129. As part of his talk, … Continue reading Former NASA director to discuss “climate change” during Science Day March 3

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Jordan recognized for excellence as engineering educator

Future engineers have been inspired by Palm Beach State College’s physics and astronomy professor Lilian Jordan since she began teaching full time on the Palm Beach Gardens campus in 1997. Her contribution to engineering education, mentorship and leadership was recognized Feb. 20 by The Engineers’ Council, which presented her with its Distinguished Engineering Educator Award at the 2015 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Held in partnership with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, … Continue reading Jordan recognized for excellence as engineering educator

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Science is trending says deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the third year of the STEAM initiative on Feb. 5 as he spoke to a sold out crowd of more than 700 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
Palm Beach State’s STEAM initiative was launched in early 2013 to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. The goal of the initiative is to prepare students for the high-paying, … Continue reading Science is trending says deGrasse Tyson

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