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Whitaker Center

Community Outreach


The Center provides programs and materials that stimulate interest and promote public awareness of local and global issues related to science, environment, engineering and mathematics. Outreach activities may take the form of:

Public television and radio spots
Print and web publications
Public speaking engagements
Community seminars and workshops
Support of University clubs and organizations
Activities for public school children

Current and Past Projects and Grants

The Whitaker Center is involved in the following community projects:

Sponsored by The Whitaker Center:

Supported by The Whitaker Center:

  • State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (
  • Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Engineering Fair (
  • Collier County Science Fair
  • Imaginarium Hands-on Museum (collaborators)
  • STEM@Work (Foundation for Lee County Public Schools)
  • Conservancy of SWFL (STEM Institute)