Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Education

Pinellas education news: STEM events at SPC, career event for young women, and more

SPC to host multiple events promoting STEM education

St. Petersburg College will host free STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) events at various campuses Oct. 16-21. Attendees can explore STEM-related programs and careers. The events include:

• Women 2 STEM Symposium, from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. The event will highlight successful women in STEM fields. Guest speakers include Nicole Stott, a retired NASA Astronaut and SPC alumna; Lindsay Milbourne, a FOX 13 meteorologist; and Laura Spence, K-12 STEM specialist for Pinellas County Schools. Call (727) 398-8225 for more information or email Kay Morgan at [email protected] Free and open to the public.

• Tech Career Summit, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SPC St. Pete/Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth N. Local employers will be among the speakers. For more information, email Rosaria Pipitone at [email protected]

• Biology Open House, from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. Attendees will learn about associate and bachelor programs, biology careers and internship opportunities, tour the lab and speak to advisers, faculty and the dean. For more information, call Tracy Garrett at (727) 341-3172. Seating is limited. RSVP at spcollege.edu/survey/24685.

• Science Night, from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the SPC Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road. Science enthusiasts of all ages can participate in hands-on demonstrations and experiments. For more information, contact Michael Davis at [email protected]

• Fall STEM Festival, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. Participants can explore and connect through STEM-related demonstrations and exhibits, and there will be music, food and prizes. Those who apply to SPC at the event can get the college's $40 application fee waived. For more information, call (727) 398-8225

'Career Cafe' connects young women, entrepreneurs

Young women will come together with successful female entrepreneurs at Career Cafe, an Oct. 28 event organized by Anne Bauer, a senior at East Lake High. Bauer became inspired to create Career Café after attending a summer camp where she connected with Tampa-area women who have found success. The purpose of the event is to address challenges millennial women face as they begin their careers. Career Cafe, designed for participants ages 16 to 23, will feature interactive, practical workshops on resume building, interviewing and networking, as well as opportunities to connect with female business leaders. It will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the ballroom of the USF St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. Seating is limited so participants are asked to reserve a spot. For more information, email [email protected]

Open house at Pinellas Technical College

Pinellas Technical College will hold an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at its Clearwater campus, 6100 154th Ave. N. Find out about high school dual enrollment for 11th- and 12th- graders, adult education, career training programs, industry certification and General Education Diploma (GED) courses. The event will feature refreshments and a drawing for a scholarship for new students.

USFSP brewing scholarship will benefit a student veteran

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has announced that D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. is sponsoring a $5,000 tuition award to a new student veteran for the school's two-year-old Brewing Arts program. The award will be announced in January. The Brewing Arts program is a collaboration between the USFSP College of Arts and Sciences and many local and national breweries. It is designed for hobbyists to enthusiasts looking to make a career in the industry. This is the third time a brewery is sponsoring a veterans award for the program. Applications for the award will be accepted through Nov. 30. For information, contact Jennifer Sedillo at [email protected]

Elementary school lunches

Monday: Chicken nuggets with roll, pizza crunchers, fruit and yogurt plate, turkey and cheese hoagie, sweet potato waffle fries, veggie dippers.

Tuesday: School Favorites Day. Students choose the menu.

Wednesday: Chicken drumstick with hush puppy, cheeseburger meatloaf with roll, yogurt parfait, ham and cheese croissant, mashed potatoes with gravy, sliced cucumbers.

Thursday: Beef or pork tacos, "cheezy" bread, chef salad, chicken caesar wrap, marinara cup, refried fiesta beans, side salad.

Friday: Pizza, chicken and broccoli alfredo with bread stick, chicken caesar salad, Italian sub, spinach or collard greens, veggie dippers.

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