Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Palm Beach State College students are learning what it takes to explore outer space as participants in NASA’s undergraduate programs. Miguel Mattis and Matthew Merlo are part of a new generation of students inspired—like the Apollo generation before them—by NASA’s ambitious plans for future missions, which include sending the first woman astronaut to the moon by 2024, establishing a sustainable human presence there by 2028, and moving beyond to Mars. … Continue reading Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students
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
How hard could it be to break up rocks into chunks? Doesn’t sound too difficult, unless the rock happens to be an asteroid in the farthest reaches of the solar system.
A team of six Palm Beach State College students have put their heads together to tackle this problem and have entered their solution in the NASA competition for undergraduates called the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program or Micro-g NExT. University and community college teams nationwide are vying for the opportunity to have their solutions to real space exploration challenges selected and possibly used by NASA in the future. … Continue reading Students take NASA space tool design to local schools
Future engineers have been inspired by Palm Beach State College’s physics and astronomy professor Lilian Jordan since she began teaching full time on the Palm Beach Gardens campus in 1997. Her contribution to engineering education, mentorship and leadership was recognized Feb. 20 by The Engineers’ Council, which presented her with its Distinguished Engineering Educator Award at the 2015 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Held in partnership with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, … Continue reading Jordan recognized for excellence as engineering educator