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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.


 For more pictures from the Whitaker Welcome Back Event click here



More information on 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 Fall 2014

Save the Dates!

Friday, Oct. 31

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.


Coffee, Bagels, Conversation and STEM Brainstorming!

STEMinar Series

Thursday, Oct. 30

4:00 p.m. Marieb 100

Coffee and snacks at 3:30 pm

Scott Lewis - USF

 “Testing what we teach: developing assessments to promote students linking concepts in General Chemistry”









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