Over the weekend members of the Engineering Club designed and constructed a bridge to be demonstrated at the St. Petersburg College STEM Festival. Students met the Collaborative Center of Emerging Technologies at 7:30 AM to build the bridge, the bridge was finally finished at around 12:30, enough time to demonstrate the bridge to the attendees of the festival. The matriels for the bridge were sponsored and paid for through the Collaborative Center of Emerging Technologies at Clearwater Campus.
Students from the Engineering Club toured the Clearwater Lockheed martin facility. the members had the opportunity to see the various operations at the facility as well as talk to the leading engineers and managers at the plant.
Students from the club attended a pizza luncheon/Q&A presentation hosted by Dr. Law, President of St. Petersburg College. The presentation was about the new Pathways program for assisting students with their academic plan.
Members of the SPC Engineering Club met this Wednesday at the Collaborative Center for Emerging Technology to work out a design to construct a bridge. The bridge will be demonstrated at the SPC STEM Fall Festival as one of a couple projects used to teach Pinellas county school students on the principles of applied physics and engineering used to construct a bridge; the bridge is currently being planned to be 16 ft x 3 ft x 2.75 ft.
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.