The demand for skilled technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields has reached a critical level nationwide and in South Florida. With an $868,105 grant from the National Science Foundation, Palm Beach State College plans to do something about it.
Palm Beach State’s InnovATE project aims to awaken student interest in STEM fields and expose them to a continuum of outreach, education and support that leads to satisfying, high-demand careers. The three-year grant will enhance targeted associate degree programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields
Reading about STEM is fine, but for students to truly grasp how science, technology, engineering and math are applied to real-world challenges, they need practice.
At Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, students are getting plenty of STEM practice through the construction of a solar-powered micro smart grid. In sync with the nationwide trend to use college campuses as living laboratories, the project provides a unique hands-on experience for students, especially those enrolled in the College’s Electrical Power Technology Associate in Science degree program and the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology College Credit Certificate program, … Continue reading Solar energy project turns campus into living laboratory
Dr. Franco Einaudi, former director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak about weather and the often-debated topic of climate change during Science Day March 3 at the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus.
Science Day activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Natural Science building and the nearby courtyards and corridors. Einaudi’s one-hour lecture will begin at noon in room 129. As part of his talk, … Continue reading Former NASA director to discuss “climate change” during Science Day March 3
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
The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a donation of $10,000 on July 24 from the Wells Fargo Bank Foundation to support the Math & Science Institute on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
This is the second year the Wells Fargo Foundation has contributed to the MSI. It has also supported student scholarships in the past, donating $125,000 since 2006.
“This contribution fits well with Wells Fargo’s overall organizational support of higher education,” said Marcus Cobbe, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo for STEM students
The Florida Board of Governors has awarded Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and Palm Beach State College a $3.5-million state grant to create an accelerated pipeline for students in computer science and computer engineering.
The FAU/BC/PBSC partnership was developed in response to the Board of Governors’ Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) grant program, part of an ambitious effort to align university and college degrees with the state’s future workforce needs. The grants went to collaborative higher education projects designed to produce more students for careers in high-need areas, … Continue reading Florida TEAm grant to accelerate pipeline for computer science, engineering students