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Mercer to be honored for advancing STEM education

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

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NASA workshop inspires new teachers

Five days of interacting with NASA scientists and engineers, learning about innovative ways to teach STEM, sounds like a new educator’s dream—and it came true for three students in Palm Beach State College’s Educator Preparation Institute.
Lindsay Adair, Catherine Ebanks and Amanda Jasper and their instructor Carolyn Slygh have just returned from such a workshop. Sponsored by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project, the five-day MUREP Educator Institutes are designed for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs at Minority Serving Institutions. … Continue reading NASA workshop inspires new teachers

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Mothers/daughters team up to explore STEM fields

Heather Rollins, 14, hopes to have a career in biotechnology one day.
This week, she got the opportunity to explore the field further as a participant in the four-day mother/daughter STEM camp at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
Rollins, who was part of eight mother/daughter teams, enrolled in the camp with her sister Megan, 12, and mom Holly. Together, they learned about genetics, botany, chemistry, biology, engineering, microbiology, forensics and math through hands-on labs, … Continue reading Mothers/daughters team up to explore STEM fields

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AAUW Florida to host girls STEM camp at Palm Beach State and FAU

The American Association of University Women – Florida will host a weeklong residential Tech Trek camp June 12-18 at Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus and Florida Atlantic University for 60 of Florida’s rising eighth-grade girls.
The camp is uniquely designed to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities that build their skills and interest in pursuing STEM careers. A longtime leader on issues related to women and girls in STEM, … Continue reading AAUW Florida to host girls STEM camp at Palm Beach State and FAU

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Diversity inspires PBSC STEM scholarship winners

Kavita Braun and Carlos Becerra, both excelling in STEM-related studies at Palm Beach State College, were among 15 students to win $1,000 scholarships from the Ford Motor Company Fund at the STEM Summit co-hosted by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
The PBSC students competed against more than 30 sophomores, juniors and seniors from area universities, who gathered Oct. 9 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach to learn about jobs and internships in science, … Continue reading Diversity inspires PBSC STEM scholarship winners

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Life sciences competition winner credits ‘teachers believing in me’

Doors keep opening for Tevin Ali, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Biotechnology program.
The latest is his first-place victory in the oral presentation competition at the 2015 Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Overall 70 students presented in either oral or poster competitions at this third annual event held April 4 at Indian River State College. They represented Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Indian River State College, … Continue reading Life sciences competition winner credits ‘teachers believing in me’

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Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

The demand for skilled technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields has reached a critical level nationwide and in South Florida. With an $868,105 grant from the National Science Foundation, Palm Beach State College plans to do something about it.
Palm Beach State’s InnovATE project aims to awaken student interest in STEM fields and expose them to a continuum of outreach, education and support that leads to satisfying, high-demand careers. The three-year grant will enhance targeted associate degree programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

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Solar energy project turns campus into living laboratory

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

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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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