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STEM Council Committees

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Externships

Working with industry partners, the goal is to provide paid on the job experiences to middle and high school teachers during the summer. Teachers who participate have a greater insight into how their curriculum is connected to the real world and return to a classroom ready to inspire students to continue their study in STEM subjects

Maureen Wilt, Co-Chairperson

Senior Education Program Manager
Florida Power & Light

Hernando Nieto, Co-Chairperson

Systems Engineer & Analysis Project Leader
Aerojet Rocketdyne

 


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Robotics

Developing student-led robotics and innovation programs that will lead to the creation of a perpetual pipeline of creative STEM talent within our region is the mission of this committee. Students of all ages can participate through schools, camps, after-school programs and other organizational partners in these project-based-learning activities.

Shane Vander Kooi, Chairperson

President & Founder
Green Mouse Academy

 

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Academic and Career Pathways

Discover the many pathways to post-secondary education and careers. When students are given the academic preparation, direction, and career-related knowledge, they can plan studies and gain experience that is aligned to their interests, abilities and career goals to ensure success in the 21st century.

Jill Herrmann, Co-Chairperson

‎Manager of Educational Engagement: Client and Educational Training Programs
Career Source Palm Beach County

Nancy Kinard, Co-Chairperson

Former K-12 Mathematics/Science/STEM Curriculum Manager
School District of Palm Beach County

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Mentorships

By connecting STEM professionals with students, the goal is to inspire the next generation and impact the community. It provides an opportunity for youth to develop a friendship with a role model and develop better life skills.  Mentoring offers a fun, safe, and structured opportunity for children with a focus on STEM-related activities.

Tina McNutt, Co-Chairperson

Department Director
Community Partners

Oreste Giusti, Co-Chairperson

Component Product Engineer
Aerojet Rocketdyne

                

Ways to Support
There are many ways for businesses to be involved in the PBC STEM Council.

  • Host Externs
  • Become a Mentor
  • Host Field Trips