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 →
It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. The game in this case was the 25th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Each year, local businesses and institutions send teams to compete and raise money for the vital cause of ensuring that every child and adult in Palm Beach County can read. At last evening’s event, Palm Beach State College’s team may not have won, … Continue reading How do you spell “worthwhile”? →
Kendra Melos has an A.A. degree from Palm Beach State College and a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Florida State University, yet her current career goal did not take shape until she entered PBSC’s Biotechnology College Credit Certificate program.
A Florida native, Melos had set her sights on earning a Ph.D., but life interceded for the mother of two, whose husband is a disabled veteran.
The dream remained, however, and through the Biotechnology CCC program and a grant to help pay for tuition, … Continue reading Grant puts biomedical research career in sight →