Palm Beach State College to present Technology Week March 17-20

Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus will present Technology Week March 17-20 exploring how technology has impacted everyday life and will in the future. The schedule includes 24 presentations by Palm Beach State faculty, staff and students. The events are free and open to the public and will be held in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room 127.

In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Dr. Claudia Chiesi, former president of Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md., who will give a lecture titled “A World without Technology” from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. March 18 and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. March 19. The speech will give insights into parts of the world that are still without access to the Internet and other technology resources.

Before serving as president at Harford, Chiesi was dean for instruction at Palm Beach Community College from 1988 to 1990 and vice-president for academic and student affairs at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, from 1990 to 1995. Before she entered higher education, she was a social worker in Buffalo, N.Y. and a public caseworker in Paterson, N.J.

Chiesi joined Siren Studios in 2005 as a producer for documentary films addressing human rights and became the executive producer for “The Sugar Babies” in 2006, a feature-length documentary film about exploitation in the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic.

Other presentations during the week will cover a variety of topics on how technology has impacted education. Topics include law and business, anatomy, speech, radiography, biotechnology, campus security, continuing education, horticulture, cyberbullying, health and nutrition and more.

For a list of events, visit For more information, contact Barbara Scheffer at 561-207-5054 or email

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