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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 lfrost@fgcu.edu

Upcoming Events

Whitaker Center Spring 2015

Save the Dates!

Next STEMinar

Thursday, Feb. 5  (TWO!)

Edwards Hall 112

Talks at 4:00 pm, coffee and snacks at 3:30 pm

Petronela Radu, Mathematics, University of Nebraska, in conjunction with ASPIRES Conference

Math in the City as a Service Learning Experience

Hye Yeong Kwon, Center for Watershed Protection

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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