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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 who are committed to improving the delivery and content of STEM 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.

Robotics Girls      

 Students present their research Dec. 5, 2014 at the STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium 


Damian Baker 

The Chili Cook-off was won by student Damian Baker's Blackened Lager Chili!

See more photos from the event here.

Also, read a News-Press article covering the event here.



Find our more about the STEM Tour events 

PNAS publishes the largest most comprehensive meta-analysis of undergraduate STEM Education shows active learning methods are preferred.

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 Spring 2015

Save the Dates!

Next STEMinar

Thursday, March 19 - Tabitha Stadler, Rooker Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

"Restoring the Rooker Bacy Estuary:  A project connecting people and scienc for long-term community benefit"

Snacks at 3:30, STEMinar at 4:00 EH112

SPARCT STEMinar open to all faculty

Wed. March 11 - 12Noon, LIB212

Dr. Shawn Weatherford, St. Leo University

Fostering Highly Collaborative Student Interactions Using the SCALE-UP Classrooms

Flyer here





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