Tag: Engineering Technology

PBSC graduates leave with a diploma in one hand and a paycheck in the other

Back in 2020, Hazel Valderrama was working at an entertainment events company, her first job in the industry after earning a bachelor’s in music business. Then Covid hit and both the events and the job evaporated. “It scared me and instilled in me the need to find a new career that would be pandemic proof,” she said.
Fast forward to May 7, 2024, and Valderrama, 34, left Palm Beach State College with an Associate in Science in Engineering Technology and a completely new career. … Continue reading PBSC graduates leave with a diploma in one hand and a paycheck in the other

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Engineering dreams: Dr. Eva Suarez’s visionary journey to shape the future of PBSC

In the bright, bustling studio of ESPN in Downtown West Palm, a story unfolded that would inspire not just future engineers but anyone with a dream. Dr. Eva Suarez, the pioneering force behind the expansion of the Engineering Technology Department at Palm Beach State College (PBSC), sat down with host and General Manager of Deportes Radio 760 AM, Julian Zaldivar, to share her journey and the transformative power of education.
Suarez’s story began in the warmth of Puerto Rico, … Continue reading Engineering dreams: Dr. Eva Suarez’s visionary journey to shape the future of PBSC

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Engineering Technology grad finds her tribe and career

As a nursing student at Pennsylvania State University, Mary Ngo was at a crossroads. Like many young people, she had graduated high school with one career path in mind, only to discover that she didn’t like where it was leading. It was time to summon up the courage to dig deeper, defy family expectations and find her true calling.
So began Ngo’s journey to graduating this fall from Palm Beach State College with an Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology and starting her new career at Pratt & … Continue reading Engineering Technology grad finds her tribe and career

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PBSC’s Engineering Technology capstone projects ignite innovation and careers

How do you teach a machine? What measures can prevent election fraud? Can 3D printing create an effective wind turbine? These are just some of the real-world challenges tackled by students enrolled in the elective capstone course of Palm Beach State College’s Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology.

Students test theories, solve problems and make discoveries in their semester-long capstone projects, which often have industry sponsorships and usually lead to job offers. It’s a hands-on, … Continue reading PBSC’s Engineering Technology capstone projects ignite innovation and careers

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Pratt & Whitney propels Engineering Technology students with all-in support

The Engineering Technology students at Palm Beach State College are developing high-demand skills for careers in advanced manufacturing, and Pratt & Whitney has taken notice.
A global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, Pratt & Whitney has been supporting the Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program through student scholarships, career mentoring, internships, lab equipment, guest lectures and expert feedback on curriculum.
Pratt & Whitney also provides networking opportunities. … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney propels Engineering Technology students with all-in support

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Sky’s the limit for Engineering Technology graduate

Graduating with a good job is every college student’s dream, and Chase Skibitsky just made his come true. The new graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Engineering Technology program will cross the stage at Grad Walk Dec. 12 and three weeks later walk into his new job at Dynamic Engineering Consultants, PC. He starts his new position as a CAD designer Jan. 3 at the company’s office in Chester, New Jersey. … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for Engineering Technology graduate

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Business partnership aims to turn on the talent tap

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

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From supermarket to super engines: One graduate’s journey

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

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Horvath receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

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

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Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

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

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