Looking to increase the flow of talent in its workforce pipeline, Niagara Bottling LLC has partnered with Palm Beach State College’s Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs, providing a commitment of paid internships and $39,000 worth of training equipment to help prepare students for careers in its advanced manufacturing operations.
Eight students, along with faculty and staff, toured the company’s Jupiter facility earlier this month, which is one of 32 worldwide. As the leading bottler of private label water in the world—with clients like Costco, … Continue reading Business partnership aims to turn on the talent tap
When Eduardo Gilces graduates from PBSC’s Engineering Technology A.S. degree program this month, he’ll already have eight months under his belt at his dream job as a drafter/modeler for Florida Turbine Technologies in Jupiter. However, 19 months ago, his job at FTT—helping to design turbine engines for the aerospace industry—seemed like a dream that would never come true.
Back then he was paying his bills with a job in the produce department of a local Publix. … Continue reading From supermarket to super engines: One graduate’s journey
Dr. Elizabeth Horvath, a longtime Palm Beach State College computer science professor, has received a Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Engineers’ Council.
Horvath received the honor from the nonprofit California-based organization Feb. 22 at the 2018 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Business Development Board, the event recognizes engineers and engineering projects in all disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, structural and civil. In addition to the awards ceremony held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, … Continue reading Horvath receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause.
Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive.
As part of the project, Miles is going 60 feet under to analyze and experiment with over two hundred artificial coral reefs built by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation 1.5 miles northeast from the Jupiter Inlet. … Continue reading Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs
Kinetic art has power, in this case, solar, wind and water power. Just ask Paul Slater, lab specialist for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs at Palm Beach State College. He’ll be happy to explain how art and science merge in this weekend’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach.
Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. Slater, who is also an artist, … Continue reading Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion
Since his arrival at Palm Beach State College in 2010, Associate Professor Oleg Andric has developed a reputation for preparing top-notch graduates in demand by local employers in the energy and power generation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. Now The Engineers’ Council has recognized his impact by presenting him with its Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.
“The award means a huge validation and recognition from the industry,” says Andric. “With this recognition, more companies will be eager to look at our students and graduates and bring them on as interns and employees.”
Andric received the award at the 2016 National Engineer’s Week Honors and Awards Banquet Feb. … Continue reading Andric honored as distinguished engineering educator
New 3-D printers and scanners, a humanoid robot, a wind turbine simulator, an alternative energy training center and sensor calibration stations for pressure, temperature and strain are among the new high-tech tools that drew an excited crowd Tuesday evening at the unveiling of Palm Beach State College’s newly upgraded laboratory for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs. The lab, located in the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, gives students the opportunity to work with the latest equipment used in manufacturing, … Continue reading Business partners see value in new lab technology