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Killorn Visits PALMS

Tamba Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn Visits PALMS

Alex Killorn, Harvard educated professional hockey player, spoke to PALMS students and impressed upon them the importance of education as well as being safe in the digital age.

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Bay News 9: Fort Meade/Academy of Pharmacy Technicians receives STEM grant.

Fort Meade Middle/Senior has received a $4,500 STEM education grant for its pharmacy program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. The Innovation Generation program awards organizations that foster and support STEM initiatives for teachers and U.S. preschool through university students - especially girls and under-represented minorities.

The Ledger: Sleepy Hill Middle School Teens Pass Exam for Engineers

The three-hour engineering and design certification test usually is saved for college students and professionals, but that didn't scare away a class of Polk middle school students. The test assesses students' ability to use SolidWorks, computer-aided design software, turning two-dimensional shapes into three-dimensional machine parts. This is the second year that students in Amy Hamilton's technology and engineering classes at Sleepy Hill Middle School have taken and passed the test. Typically, the test is taken by students graduating from college and preparing to enter an engineering profession, or professionals wanting to get a leg up in their field.

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PSC to Host Summer Program for Students Interested in STEM

TALON Robotics at Polk State College engages students in active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. This exciting program serves 120 middle school and 72 high school students. Register to become an Eaglebot or Technobot today.


BHS Engineering Academy Tours JCMI

The Bartow High School Engineering Academy was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for JCMI's new South Lakeland manufacturing plant owned by Jay Creasy, father of BHS engineering student Logan Creasy. This unique field trip allowed student to tour the facility and witness demonstrations of much of the shop's equipment including lathes, milling machines and various pieces of test equipment. "It was interesting the way the machines worked," said third year student Dominic Haberl. The trip allowed students to understand how lessons from the classroom translate into real-world manufacturing processes. The following day students discussed the benefits and impacts of the trip with the school's principal.