Robofest® is Lawrence Technological University’s international autonomous robotics program for students in 4th grade – 12th grade and college. Student teams design, construct and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions. Robofest’s mission is to generate excitement among young people for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Computer Science, develop creativity and problem-solving skills and prepare them to excel in higher education and technological careers.
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and its partners are debuting innovative connected vehicle technology in Tampa’s Downtown, and the benefits will change how we view roadway travel. A car or truck equipped with connected vehicle technology “talks” wirelessly to other vehicles, traffic signals, crosswalks and more. This wireless communication can help prevent crashes, keep traffic moving and even improve fuel efficiency. THEA has equipped 10 buses, 8 streetcars and the cars of 1000+ individual volunteers with this exciting new technology to make downtown Tampa a safer, smarter place to walk, ride and drive. https://youtu.be/wz4WvdGD1Bg
Emma Alaba, Director and Host Organizer for Robofest is seeking volunteers to help with this years Robofest, a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
NASA scientists and engineers will provide career insights and life stories; and there will also be a human resource specialist available to discuss NASA scholarships and internships.
EXPLORE THE STARS AT SPC'S PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY The St. Petersburg College Planetarium and Observatory are great places for all ages to explore the universe. The planetarium is a "star theater" with a 24-foot domed ceiling that can accurately simulate the night sky at any time or location on Earth.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Tech Data is one of the world’s largest technology distributors. They help 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. They also certify, train, instruct and support their reseller customers, and help configure, install and finance their purchases. Many of the hardware devices and software applications that you use in your daily life have passed through their logistics centers on their way to market. Coming up in July - Opportunity for students to gain exposure to potential career & internship opportunities [...]
Junior Achievement Career Institute: Explore STEM careers & job skills (Stipend Paid) Junior Achievement and CareerSource Pinellas (formerly WorkNet Pinellas) provides a four-week summer program on five St. Petersburg College campuses for students ages 14-17. The program provides hands-on activities in various career industries, workplace readiness training, team-building, goal setting, personal motivation and job shadowing site visit experiences in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Students must meet low-income and GPA requirements. Learn more. Contact Carol Williams at 813-200-4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply Contact SPC directly at 727.481.0373 Starts: 6/4 through 6/28 Camp will run 5 [...]