SPC STEM Student, Lionel Plaisance earned the opportunity to present his research as a concurrent session at the National Community College Cybersecurity Summit (3CS) in Louisiana this summer. Lionel majors in Cybersecurity at SPC and is also an active member of the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Alliance (TB-B2B) The alliance was created to encourage minority students in the Tampa Bay Area to successfully transfer into and graduate with bachelor’s degrees in STEM majors. The program is grant funded by the Nation Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Professor Laura Malave, Academic Chair [...]
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On August 14, 2019, the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate (TB B2B) embarked on a boat tour of Port Tampa Bay. TB B2B students from St Petersburg College and Hillsborough Community College climbed aboard the Bay Spirit II along with the Captain, crew and expert Tour Guide, Dennis Martin to learn about future employment possibilities for STEM majors. Port Tampa Bay is by far Florida’s largest port, handling over 37 million tons of cargo per year. The Tampa Port is very diverse and handles all major cargo categories such as: Liquid bulk (petroleum, sulfur, ammonia, orange juice) Dry bulk (fertilizer, limestone, [...]
On July 12, the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Program (TB-B2B) and SPC’s PITCH program visited Tech Data, one of the world’s largest technology distributors. Students from the entire TB-B2B Alliance which includes SPC, Hillsborough Community College and State College of Florida were able to enjoy a two-hour information session and tour at Tech Data’s Corporate Office in Clearwater. Tech Data helps companies like HP, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and hundreds of others bring their products to market and offer a wide range of technical and business support services. The Tech Data information session included insight on internship, scholarship and employment opportunities [...]
Since the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – or drone training – program was established in December 2015, there have been over 360 enrollments in various drone classes. The program continues to expand. In fact, SPC partnered with The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in January 2019 to advance the unmanned systems and robotics community in the Tampa Bay area. Upcoming UAS (Drone) training classes at SPC In July 2016, FAA released new rules for non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations, Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. These rules cover a broad spectrum of commercial uses for [...]
When Tom Hurley, Senior Facilities Specialist in Facilities Planning & Institutional Services at St. Petersburg College, recently visited the iLab at SPC’s Seminole campus, it was for an interesting type of tech help. Hurley came to see if the iLab could 3D print a part that he was looking for. When an actuator connector, which helps control many of SPC’s water temperature valves, fails, it costs over $200 to replace the entire electric actuator controller. Hurley found that the iLab could print these actuator connectors on demand so that a repair could happen very quickly while saving the college money. SPC’s iLab [...]
St. Petersburg College’s John Just, College of Computer and Information Technology adjunct professor, recently volunteered with the Boat Refugee Foundation, an organization that provides services to people living in the Moria refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. The Lesvos camp was formed in 2016 after more than 46,000 refugees had reached the Greek Island, and, as they sought asylum, the Greek government contained the people in camps located at five different islands. Moria is the largest of the camps. Just, who teaches Intro to Computers at SPC and is the Senior Vice President of Learning Innovation at KnowBe4, traveled to Greece to teach English, help [...]