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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.

 What's the Buzz in STEM Education?

 The Status of MOOCs (Massive, Open, Online Courses) in 2014



Whitaker Center participates in January STEM TOUR Event 
FGCU Biology Major Kyle Martins introduces students to GPS during a geocaching event at the Calusa Nature Center.  Nice work Kyle!

 Kyle at Calusa Nature Center STEM Tour 2014

More information on the STEM Tour events 


 Just when you thought it was safe to flip your classroom . . . read what the Stanford Report is saying!


Increasing Persistance of College Students in STEM

Read a recent article in Science 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 2014

COFFEE is HERE every Friday 8-10am

Come visit with us!


STEMinar Series

Brian Bossak (FGCU)
“Spatio-Temporal Analysis of an Historic Pandemic: The Medieval Black Death”
Apr. 17th from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Coffee and snacks starting at 3:30pm
Edwards Hall 112











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