Since her arrival at Palm Beach State College in 2009, Dr. Becky Mercer has been a staunch advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
She not only enthusiastically encourages students to consider STEM careers, she develops STEM programs for children to inspire the next generation of innovators and creators.
For her work, Mercer will receive a STEM Innovation Award from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The award will be presented during a ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. … Continue reading Mercer to be honored for advancing STEM education
The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach on Friday, May 4. Registrations to play are currently on sale and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Themed “Swing for Student Success,” the tournament is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the College’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading Golf Classic features contests, prizes and more May 4
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
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
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
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
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 $150. … Continue reading Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon
What is one key to success in life? According to Armando Christian Perez, better known as “Pitbull,” it’s to follow your own journey in life.
“I think that a lot of people always try to keep up with the Joneses as a way to benchmark their success and don’t follow their own journeys,” the Grammy award winner told the crowd of more than 650 at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 5th annual STEAM luncheon today. … Continue reading Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path
You might not know his songs by name, but chances are you’ve heard many.
Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” has collaborated on hit songs with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ke$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
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