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
More than 200 life science undergraduate students and faculty descended upon Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus on Saturday, April 1, for the fifth annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
At this largest symposium to date, attendees heard guest speakers, visited with exhibiting companies and schools, and participated in a research competition. Students presented original life science research projects, competing for first, second and third place awards. The institutions represented were Barry University, … Continue reading PBSC hosts undergraduate life sciences symposium
Some Palm Beach State College faculty and staff were recently recognized for launching an innovative three-week engineering program last year for high school students, while others were honored for establishing partnerships with local and national organizations to better assist students preparing for various workforce careers.
These Best Practice Awards were presented during the 2017 Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium Jan. 11-13 in Jupiter. The FCPN assists its members in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving secondary and postsecondary transition programs by pooling the resources of the country’s leading practitioners. … Continue reading Faculty, staff earn statewide recognition for best practices
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
The best and brightest local spellers, including Palm Beach State College staff and faculty members Dr. Becky Mercer, Allen Webber and Cheryl Zimmerman, joined 19 other teams of three last night at the Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach to vie for the first place title in the annual Great Grown Up Spelling Bee.
The event, sponsored by Legal You and emceed by Jon Shainman of WPTV Newschannel 5, challenged participants mentally but allowed them to also have some fun while supporting The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. … Continue reading PBSC team shows spelling chops at local contest
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
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