Category: STEM

With funding from the state in the amount of $2.5 million, St. Petersburg College (SPC) is building a new learning center for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Read More
According to the district's survey results, 22.4 percent of elementary parents and students supported added STEM magnets in the coming years, more than any other subject. The district recently opened a STEAM magnet (that's STEM plus arts) with a lengthy waiting list. Read More
If Pasco County school superintendent Kurt Browning wanted clear direction for his district's next round of choice options, he got it from parents and students responding to a recent online survey. Read More
A look into the future of the Manatee-Sarasota biotech industry inspired a crowd to queue for a half hour Thursday to access the area's signature science and technology event. BioTech Expo, an event sponsored by the local chapter of BioFlorida, pulled in biotech professionals, students and researchers at State College… Read More
Exactly one year after his re-election, Governor Rick Scott visited Raytheon, where he thanked the company for its dedication to Florida and discussed a residency program for teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. “We’re making this the global destination for jobs,” Scott said in front of about… Read More
Lesley Chilcott likes to make movies about problems — big ones. She produced “An Inconvenient Truth” (about global warming) and “Waiting for Superman” (about the U.S. public school system). But her latest, a documentary called “CODEGIRL,” is something very different — in part, because it’s much more specific, looking not… Read More
STEM-focused Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland is putting up the "help wanted" sign on its fascinating roadside architecture. The university is looking for 70 new full-time faculty members in the next two years to help meet the demands of its increasing student population, according to a statement. Read More
More people are employed in science, technology, engineering and math jobs in Florida than in tech-intensive states such as Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington. But Florida’s STEM employment growth has not kept pace with non-STEM job creation, according to a newly released report from Cherrystone Management Inc., in conjunction… Read More
Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he will ask the Legislature for $20 million more next year for funding high school technical centers. Scott scheduled visits to technical centers in Orlando and Miami to promote the idea of a "rapid response start-up grant program" linking local labor needs with demand for… Read More
More than 50 teams of students from kindergarten age through to high school seniors will build robots, create lego structures, and participate in technology-themed challenges at Roboticon Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. Roboticon Tampa Bay will host a series of FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and… Read More