Palm Beach State College’s biotechnology students will gain access to the same laboratory equipment used in the industry thanks to a $50,000 donation from Alphazyme, an enzyme development and production company based in Jupiter. A subsidiary of Maravai LifeSciences, Alphazyme is a member of the College’s Biotechnology Business Partnership Council and employs graduates of PBSC’s Associate in Science degree and certificate programs in biotechnology.
“Palm Beach State College was chosen to receive the Maravai LifeSciences Foundation gift due to its biotechnology program’s dedication to advancing scientific education,” said Chad Decker, … Continue reading Alphazyme awards Palm Beach State College $50K for biotechnology lab equipment
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
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
Haya Ghannouma, a graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Biotechnology Associate in Science degree program, has received the 2016 Student of the Year Award from the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers.
Each year, one outstanding student from a two or four-year Florida higher education institution is chosen by a FloridaACE selection committee for the award. Ghannouma received $300 and a crystal award.
To be eligible, she had to complete at least 10 weeks of a work or educational experience and demonstrate professional, … Continue reading PBSC biotechnology graduate honored for excellence in field
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’
What are those students in white lab coats doing? Come to Biotech Awareness Week and find out! The annual series of events showcasing Palm Beach State College’s biotechnology programs, as well as local biotech industry professionals, will take place on the Palm Beach Gardens campus April 13-17.
The highlight of the week is the Life Science Networking Reception and Career Panel on Thursday, April 16 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC127. … Continue reading Biotech Awareness Week brings local experts to Palm Beach Gardens campus
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
While caring for his father-in-law stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, David Kindred took his first-ever college classes at Palm Beach State. After 20 years in the electrical trade, Kindred had suffered a severe work injury, lost his business and was now getting back on his feet – pointed in a different direction.
Changing careers is the new normal, and many turn to Palm Beach State College as a place to begin again. … Continue reading Heart’s Desire: Career transformations at Palm Beach State
Palm Beach State College, a leading provider of biotechnology workforce education, will showcase its programs and host Florida biotech industry leaders during a weeklong celebration Feb. 17-21.
Biotech Awareness Week is for anyone interested in the life sciences. Students and those seeking biotech employment are especially encouraged to participate and bring their resumes and business cards. All events are free and take place at the BioScience Technology Complex (SC) on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Boulevard. … Continue reading Biotech forces converging for special week