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Lox Groves campus hosts Citizen Science event

A Citizen Science event was held June 16 at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to expose underserved high school juniors and seniors to STEAM disciplines and programs.
The event, titled “Think Like a Researcher, Act Like a Researcher,” was funded through a $5,000 National Library of Medicine grant. It featured hands-on science and humanities activities including isolating DNA from strawberries, “Dodgy Monkey” an active exercise in physics  and “St. George on a Bike,” an arts and technology project in which students contributed to an artificial intelligence caption model to generate information about European artwork. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts Citizen Science event

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STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

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Mercer to be honored for advancing STEM education

Since her arrival at Palm Beach State College in 2009, Dr. Becky Mercer has been a staunch advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
She not only enthusiastically encourages students to consider STEM careers, she develops STEM programs for children to inspire the next generation of innovators and creators.
For her work, Mercer will receive a STEM Innovation Award from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The award will be presented during a ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. … Continue reading Mercer to be honored for advancing STEM education

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Science is trending says deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the third year of the STEAM initiative on Feb. 5 as he spoke to a sold out crowd of more than 700 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
Palm Beach State’s STEAM initiative was launched in early 2013 to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. The goal of the initiative is to prepare students for the high-paying, … Continue reading Science is trending says deGrasse Tyson

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