STEM Council Committees
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
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
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
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
Oreste Giusti, Co-Chairperson
Component Product Engineer
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