Palm Beach State College faculty have embarked on the challenge to incorporate artificial intelligence content into every area of study to prepare all PBSC students for an AI future.
The “AI Across the Curriculum” collaborative initiative between Palm Beach State and the University of Florida completed its first phase on May 25. The two-week immersive training, held at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, brought together 22 PBSC faculty members from five academic disciplines with UF experts to learn AI fundamentals, … Continue reading PBSC faculty prepare to teach artificial intelligence across the curriculum →
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence hosted its 2023 Summer Institute on the Lake Worth campus May 10-12.
Sponsored by PBSC’s Title V grant and the National Science Foundation STEM Articulation and Transfer Collaborative grant, this third annual event, and first in-person, provided a unique opportunity for PBSC faculty—adjuncts and full-time from a variety of disciplines—to come together with faculty coaches to take a deep dive into curriculum and assessment design with a focus on improving student retention, … Continue reading Summer Institute brings faculty learners together →
With the goal of developing a local talent pool for local employers, the City of Boynton Beach, Palm Beach State College, and CareerSource Palm Beach County are partnering to provide college credit certificate programs for City of Boynton Beach residents. The Workforce Readiness Initiative will help those who are unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for a career change, to gain the in-demand skills that meet the City’s specific employment needs.
City of Boynton Beach Mayor Ty Penserga announced the launch of the initiative at his City Hall Social on April 27. … Continue reading PBSC, City of Boynton Beach and CareerSource partner for workforce initiative →
When Rafael Miranda crossed the stage at Palm Beach State College’s spring commencement May 9, he had an extra boost of confidence knowing he had reached a milestone and was already on his way to achieving the next one.
Born in Brazil, Miranda, 31, came to the U.S. in 2012. He first worked as a Brazilian jazz musician in South Florida, and then in the fiber optics industry, before he decided to focus on his education. … Continue reading Brazil native’s path to technology career continues at PBSC →
Changing careers takes perseverance, resourcefulness, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Jessica Aravena has these qualities to spare. A medical assistant for nearly 20 years, she will embark on a cybersecurity career, prepared with a Palm Beach State College bachelor’s degree in information management that she earned as a spring 2023 magna cum laude graduate.
Aravena, the first person in her Cuban-American family to earn a bachelor’s degree, had set out to become a nurse. … Continue reading Bachelor’s degree takes medical assistant in a new career direction →
The inaugural Palm Beach State College Invitational, held May 1-6 at the College’s Lake Worth campus, saw over 250 professional firefighters, paramedics and police officers, from Tallahassee to Miami, as well as Canada, compete to see who could most skillfully and quickly solve complex rescue challenges.
The event featured four types of public safety challenges: vehicle extrication, rapid intervention rescue, an EMS challenge, and motorcycle riding. Each competition consisted of preliminary and final rounds, with trophies awarded to the winners. … Continue reading PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders →
Matt Keeler, director of Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services programs, has been elected to the board of directors of the Florida Association of EMS Educators. He will serve a three-year term as a director-at-large for FAEMSE, a member-based association organized to foster excellence in EMS education and training.
Keeler is the first FAEMSE board member to represent Palm Beach State College, which has one of the largest EMS programs in the state. PBSC prepares emergency medical technicians and paramedics and offers an Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. … Continue reading Keeler named to statewide board of EMS educators →
Update: The Technical Rescue Training (TRT) competition sponsored by Elevated Safety had to be postponed. The other four competitions are taking place as scheduled. Visit PBSC Invitational website for links to daily photo albums and competition results.
More than 65 teams, comprised of over 250 professional firefighters, police and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada, will compete to see who can most capably and quickly solve complex rescue challenges at the Palm Beach State College Invitational, … Continue reading More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6 →
Palm Beach State College invites the public to explore their creative side at PBSC’s Humanities Arts Fest 2023 taking place at the Lake Worth campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees can take a playwriting class, create art, watch short films, design a room, listen to live music and much more.
Free and family-friendly, the festival will be held in the Humanities Building (HU), located at the southwest corner of the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading Music, film, theater and more planned for PBSC Humanities Arts Fest on Feb. 25 →
The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have named Palm Beach State College a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through 2027. The CAE Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions that offer quality cybersecurity-related degrees and/or certificates and meet rigorous requirements to prepare students for the nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
“Earning the CAE-CD designation is a tremendous honor for PBSC and a validation of our faculty’s hard work and dedication,” said Don Gladney, … Continue reading PBSC named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense →