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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

Sponsored by The Whitaker Center:

  • Eagle Science and Mathematics Summer Camp (grades 3-8)
  • Summer Research Opportunity (middle school  research program)
  • Invitational Mathematics Competition (high school)
  • Eagle Space Society (student academic club)
  • With the Wild Things (daily radio spot on WGCU)
  • Aquatic Systems School Programs (Lee County students, grades 5-12)

Supported by The Whitaker Center:

  • State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (
  • Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Engineering Fair
  • Collier County Science Fair
  • Collier County Jason Project
  • Imaginarium Hands-on Museum
  • Renaissance Academy Programs