Tag: STEM

TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

Four Palm Beach State College TRIO Student Support Services students won first place at the STEM Bridge Building National Competition in Atlanta on Saturday, April 26. The win marks their second consecutive victory.
The students, who are all first-year college students, are Nadleyrlande Francisque, Sophonie Simeon, Nadia Nobel and Esperancia Senneus.
Livia Aragon, one of the SSS advisors, made sure the students arrived with much enthusiasm and team building spirit.
They were invited to compete after placing first in the Regional Bridge Building competition at a Student Leadership Conference at the University of Florida in Tampa last year. … Continue reading TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

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PBSC professor and student team up to educate others about the post-secondary challenges of autistic students

Palm Beach State College professor Hersh Chaitin, Ph.D., and student Erin Slavin are spotlighting the significant barriers that students with autism spectrum disorder face in obtaining a post-secondary education.
Chaitin, along with Dr. Javad Hashemi, associate dean of research at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Dr. Jacquie Wood at FAU’s Center for Autism Related Disabilities, recently contributed to a research manuscript that was published in 2023 titled, “Extended Reality: An Evidence-Based Practice Support Tool for ASD Students Transitioning to Post-Secondary Engineering Education.” … Continue reading PBSC professor and student team up to educate others about the post-secondary challenges of autistic students

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High schoolers explore STEM during PBSC’s Bits, Bytes & Beyond Expo

One hundred and eighty School District of Palm Beach County high school students increased their science, technology, engineering and math knowledge during a Palm Beach State College STEM expo held Friday, Oct. 27, at the Lake Worth campus.
The event, which capped off PBSC’s CyberWeek Conference activities, was hosted by PBSC’s STEM academic community in collaboration with the Computer Science & Information Management Department.
Among PBSC students, student attendees came from the following schools: Village Academy, … Continue reading High schoolers explore STEM during PBSC’s Bits, Bytes & Beyond Expo

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PBSC to hold a STEM career panel Sept. 22

Palm Beach State College will hold a STEM career panel at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in the Humanities and Technology Building (HT) Room 103 on the Boca Raton campus.
The panel, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the tresPATHS Project in partnership with the STEM Articulation and Transfer program and the PBSC Career Center.
Panelists are: Lesya Keen, PNC Bank senior branch manager; Jesenia Cruz, human resources generalist, Tropical Shipping; … Continue reading PBSC to hold a STEM career panel Sept. 22

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STEM student workshops to be held at PBSC Sept. 12 & 14

Two STEM student workshops will be held at Palm Beach State College for those interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and learning about the resources available at PBSC from current PBSC students.
The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in SC 114 on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and at the same time Sept. 14 in CE 119 at the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading STEM student workshops to be held at PBSC Sept. 12 & 14

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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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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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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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‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

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

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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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