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
Dr. Christine Mann Darden, an American mathematician and aeronautical engineer who spent 40 years at NASA, will be the guest speaker April 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Speaker Series event.
The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, faculty and staff. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries. … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story
Thirteen Palm Beach State College students will travel to a NASA center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
The students are among 304 community college students from across the U.S. selected for the NCAS program. Initially, the students spent five weeks this summer in an online course, learning about NASA’s missions and research. Out of 21 PBSC students who took the online course, 16 were invited to attend an on-site NASA workshop, … Continue reading PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October
Five days of interacting with NASA scientists and engineers, learning about innovative ways to teach STEM, sounds like a new educator’s dream—and it came true for three students in Palm Beach State College’s Educator Preparation Institute.
Lindsay Adair, Catherine Ebanks and Amanda Jasper and their instructor Carolyn Slygh have just returned from such a workshop. Sponsored by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project, the five-day MUREP Educator Institutes are designed for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs at Minority Serving Institutions. … Continue reading NASA workshop inspires new teachers
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