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Welcome to the Whitaker Center


The Whitaker Center for STEM Education, [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from Florida Gulf Coast University's College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, and the College of Engineering who are committed to improving the delivery and content of science and mathematics across all levels. Our efforts support university faculty, graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, K-12 educators, and community organizations interested in the advancement of STEM education for the benefit of society. The Center also fosters the scholarship of STEM education and supports efforts that advance pedagogy – scholarship shared with a nationwide audience through educational research, publication, and presentation at national conferences.


Summer Research Opportunity Participant Wins Award at Google Science Fair 


Congratulations, Rosie!

 Google Science Fair Award Winner

Read the News-Press article here.



More information on the STEM Tour events 

See what the University of Texas is doing to increase retention in STEM.

Increasing Persistance of College Students in STEM

Read a recent article in Science by Dr. Mark Graham, one of our past STEMinar speakers, about how evidence-based frameworks serve to increase persistance of STEM majors at the college level. For PDF click here.


Contact the Whitaker Center:
Kendra Carboneau Assistant to the Director Office: Whitaker Hall 225 Phone: (239) 590-7444

Laura Frost, Ph.D., Director Professor of Chemistry (CV) Office : Whitaker Hall 223 Phone: 239 590-1434

Upcoming Events
Whitaker Center Fall 2014

Save the Dates!

STEM Perks

Stop by for Coffee and Bagels

Friday, August 29 8-10AM and see what we've been up to, meet the staff, discuss your ideas

Whitaker Welcome Back

September 5, 2014

3:30-5:30 p.m.

STEMinar Series

The Fall series begins Thursday, Sept. 4 4PM











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