Students Nathaniel Barragan and Azher Hamid, man the booth during the SPC Clearwater Campus Home-Run Health Quad event to attract new students to the Club!
Professors John Williams and Carl Opper with Engineering Students during PPL’s solar farm tour.
Faculty Advisor John Williams and Engineering Club members in front of Tesla car owned by Henrick Moller.
Faculty Advisor John Williams and Engineering Club members Emil and Ines Zombory with the Florida Power and Light Desoto Solar Farm in background
Arcadia, FL, Oct. 30, 2015 – The Clearwater Student Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society (FES) traveled to Arcadia for a tour of Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) 25 Megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar facility which is located 10 miles north of Arcadia. The students, under the direction of professors John Williams and Carl Opper were treated to an in depth tour conducted by three FPL engineers, the director of media relations and a senior vice-president.
The basics of photovoltaics were presented along the operation, staffing and maintenance of the facility. After answering a wide range of questions from students and faculty, FPL representatives escorted the group to a third floor observation area to view approximately 10 football fields of solar panels (enough to service 3,000 homes).
In addition to learning about the Arcadia facility, FPL representatives presented plans for three additional 74 MW solar installations which have been approved by Florida’s Public Service Commission and are to be completed by 4th quarter 2016. The panels for the new installations will have an efficiency of 22%, compared to the 18% efficiency of the Arcadia facility. This was the 5th consecutive year that SPC students have participated in this unique educational event.
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Camp STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music) is an opportunity for motivated, energetic middle school students interested in the application of mathematics to learn in a fun and exciting way.
Throughout the month of June, at Pinellas Park Middle, campers and mathematics teachers will interact with community members that use math in their careers. About 108 students that attend Title l schools will leave the camp with a renewed appreciation of math and 20 middle school mathematics teachers that teach at Title l schools will expand their own knowledge of the subject they teach.
They are looking for talented members of the Florida Engineering Society to devote their time and talk about their experience at St. Petersburg College.
Dates: June 13th, June 14th, June 15th
June 18th, June 19th, June 20th, June 21st
June 25th, June 27th
Times: Session 1: 9:30am to 10:30am
Session 2: 10:30am to 11:30am
Session 3: 12:30 to 1:45pm
Session 4: 1:45pm to 3:00pm
You may contact Courtnet Steele for more information.
We are proud of our cooperative learning experiences at St. Petersburg College. We created a video with some of the pictures taken at various activities.
Join us for our next General Meeting on Thursday April 5th from 4 to 5 PM, where we will be discussing Internship Possibilities and future events and activities, such as the trip to Lockheed Martin and the Engineering Baseball Night, among others.
When: Thursday April 5th, 2012 -- 4:00 PM - 5:00PM
Where: NM 113 Classroom, Clearwater Campus
Contact: Emmeth Duran
The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College will be hosting a FREE Energy Forum at the SPC Seminole Campus.
Panel members include:
Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Robert Scheffel Wright, Attorney in Energy and Public Utilities Law
Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A.
Joseph R. Treshler, Vice President Business Management and Development, Covanta Energy
Chuck Warrington, Managing Director and Executive Officer Clearwater Gas System and FES Pinellas
SPC Engineering students can now RSVP at https://www.spcollege.edu/survey/9413
Our Energy Future Forum
When: March 21 2012 6:00p - 8:00p
Where: SPC Seminole Campus Digitorium UP160 9200 113th Street N Seminole, FL 33772
About the Institute
Founded in 2010, the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions seeks to promote public policy debate by addressing real community problems. The institute was created thanks to a 7.5 million endowment by the Florida Legislature to support academic enrichment, civil engagement and research. for more information, please visit http://www.spcollege.edu/solutions/
Daniel Glaser, PE Director of Engineering, Tampa at Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc. and distinguished member of Florida Engineers in Education (FEE) will be making a "student Professional Development" presentation this February 29 at the Clearwater Campus.
Mr Glaser currently serves ad the Director of Engineering at Lockwood, Andrews and Newman Inc. in Tampa, FL. In his 23 years of experience in the Tampa Bay area as a Civil Engineer, Mr. Glaser brings his expertise in the areas of staff, program and project management with special focus on team bulding and cooperative learning.
Date: February 29, 2012
Speaker: Daniel Glaser, PE
Location: St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus
Natural Science & Math (NM) Building – Room NM201
2465 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765
Time:12:30 pm Registration
12:40 pm Presentation
Contact: Cristian Rubiano
To celebrate National Engineer's week, Student Chapter members met with senator Mike Fasano, Senator Dennis Jones, Representative Peter Nehr and Patrick Sheehan Director of the Office of Energy, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
During each meeting, the students and Professor John Williams explained the unique advantage that the state of Florida has with the use of thin-film solar photovoltaics.
The solar array at the Natural science and Math building is integrated to the roofing system with a special Bonding Adhesive that will allow the panels to withstand hurricane conditions.