Whitaker Center

 The Center Provides Programs and Materials That Stimulate Interest and Promote Public Awareness of Local and Global Issues Related to Science, Environment, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Whitaker Center works with all types of students in K-20 STEM education environments to engage them in inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, and research experiences. 

Outreach Activities Include

  • Public television and radio spots
  • Print and web publications
  • Public speaking engagements
  • Community seminars and workshops 
  • Support of University clubs and organizations 
  • Activities for public school children

Upcoming Events


Current and Past Projects and Grants


Online Donation

Designate your donation to the Whitaker Center by choosing “Other” in the donation category and typing in “Whitaker Center” in the subsequent box.

Make Gift

Donation By Mail

Gift by check or money order - please make checks payable to “Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.” and write “Whitaker Center” in the memo area to earmark your donation.

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Specific Gift

Please contact the Whitaker Center to discuss specific program giving or any questions regarding supporting the Whitaker Center.


Meet the Whitaker Center Team

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Director, Whitaker Center for STEM Education, Associate Professor
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Interim Assistant Director Whitaker Center, Instructor ll Colloquium
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Sustainability/Service Learning & Civic Engagement/Environmental Science
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Boucher, Debra
Administrative Assistant
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Student Office Assistant