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Student project brings sun powered resource to campus

Walk in front of the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and you’ll notice a peculiar looking wooden object with a clean energy function that everyone on campus can use.
The structure, called the “Solar Tree” bench, is the proud creation of Electrical Power Technology students Ronny Grullon and Jordian Forbes.
“We wanted to be able create something that students could charge their electronic devices on while also enjoying the beauty of the outdoors,” said Forbes. … Continue reading Student project brings sun powered resource to campus

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PBSC students earn trip to Holocaust Museum in essay contest

Long before boarding the flight to Washington, D.C., Palm Beach State College student Joseph Schlicher had been trying to comprehend the thoughts of his German ancestors who witnessed the torture and murder of Jews at the hands of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime.
“I was more curious about why one person could do as much damage as he did and about the Germans that were against it and what was going through their heads. Maybe in their hearts they didn’t agree, … Continue reading PBSC students earn trip to Holocaust Museum in essay contest

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“Islamophobia” panel discussion at PBSC March 30 aims to promote peace

Prominent Muslim leaders in Palm Beach County will participate in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College March 30 to help raise awareness of the true teachings of their faith and address the stigma surrounding individuals with Middle Eastern cultural backgrounds.
Titled “Islamophobia: Voices from the Muslim Community,” the discussion will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is free and open to the public. … Continue reading “Islamophobia” panel discussion at PBSC March 30 aims to promote peace

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Spanish Language Celebration to focus on history, culture and legacy

The 7th Annual Spanish Language Celebration will be held at Palm Beach State College March 22-23 to recognize one of the world’s most common languages while addressing biculturalism, Cuba, immigration and other topics concerning Latinos.
Themed “Latino Americans: History, Culture and Legacy,” the event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day in the BioScience Technology Complex and the Library Learning Resource Center, respectively, at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. It will include panel discussions, … Continue reading Spanish Language Celebration to focus on history, culture and legacy

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Andric honored as distinguished engineering educator

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

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Robotics competition brings more than 180 middle schoolers to PBSC

After preparing for weeks in afterschool programs across the Palm Beach County School District, 23 student teams came together Saturday to pit their robots against one another in exciting head-to-head competition.
The event was the Palm Beach County School District’s 14th Annual Middle School Afterschool Program Robotics Extravaganza, which was hosted for the first time by Palm Beach State College. Part of the national First Lego League robotics competition, the event had the highest turnout in its history, … Continue reading Robotics competition brings more than 180 middle schoolers to PBSC

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Scholarship green helps PBSC horticulture students

Three Palm Beach State College students studying horticulture and landscape management have received $2,750 in scholarships from organizations that preserve and promote Florida’s green spaces.
The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, recently awarded their annual scholarships to two students enrolled in Palm Beach State’s Landscape and Horticulture programs:

Amanda Newell was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help her pursue the Landscape and Horticulture Specialist College Credit Certificate and possibly go further. … Continue reading Scholarship green helps PBSC horticulture students

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The Accidental Pioneer: Sonography students benefit from Patty Braga’s experience, passion

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16

It was a crisp autumn day in 1969 and 17-year-old Patty Braga was driving the family Mustang on River Road in Passaic, N.J. With a girlfriend in tow, they were on their way to Willowbrook Mall for a day of shopping. Unfortunately, a tree at the end of a miscalculated curve got in the way. Both fully recovered from the accident, though it took Braga longer. She dislocated her hip and was in traction for three weeks at St. … Continue reading The Accidental Pioneer: Sonography students benefit from Patty Braga’s experience, passion

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Business partners see value in new lab technology

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

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First-of-its-kind ophthalmic program earns accreditation

Palm Beach State College’s Ophthalmic Medical Technology program has gained recognition as an outstanding training ground for entering the profession of vision care.
This first-of-its-kind program in South Florida was recently awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs, which accredits four levels of training programs for ophthalmic medical technicians. Palm Beach State’s program is now one of only thirty programs nationwide to earn CoA-OMP accreditation and one of only five programs in the U.S. … Continue reading First-of-its-kind ophthalmic program earns accreditation

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