STEAM Luncheon w/Pitbull

What: A Conversation With Pitbull...A Commitment to STEAM Education
When: February 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion

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Feb. 1, 2017:

At Kravis, rapper Pitbull pushes education: 'Teachers changed my life'

Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

Nov. 29, 2016

Read ArtHive Magazine article: Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM Luncheon!

Goals Progress To Date

Funding 1,000 new student scholarship awards

107 new scholarship awards distributed, 2013-2014.

$22,000 new funding received.

We would like to thank our STEAM scholarship donors, which include: The Celia Lipton & Victor W. Farris Foundation, Inc.; South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc.; Balfour Beatty Construction; Supermercados El Bodegon; Mized and Kannan families; and more.

Building new business partnerships

Program support, $213K:

   $138K Science Path

   $75K Early Ed STEAM

Developing new academic program enhancements

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Program enhancements funded ($1M to date):

  • Science Path Project (Quantum Foundation).

  • Cyber Range program (Department of Labor).

  • Early Childhood STEAM curriculum development and teacher training support - Grow Up Great (PNC Bank).

  • Healthcare Information Technology program development support.

  • Math & Science Institute (MSI).

  • InnovATE project.

  • Ophthalmic program.

  • Belle Glade TEC (Education Center).

  • Eissey Theatre (Performing Arts).

Scholarship support is key to many students' college attainment. Funds are specifically directed to support a variety of students, including females and minorities, that are pursuing STEAM careers. Your investment in their future is an investment in our community's interest as well. Below are three different ways to make a difference:

  1. Endow a named STEAM scholarship with a minimum commitment of $25,000 and support STEAM students in perpetuity.
    • The establishment of this type of fund, allows the donor to establish the criteria for eligibility such as areas of study.

  2. Establish a NAMED scholarship dedicated to STEAM career pursuits support student scholarships with a minimum commitment of $2,500 a year for 5 years (a total of $12,500 over 5 years).
    • A named scholarship will be able to support a number of fall and spring term awards.
    • The establishment of this type of fund, allows the donor to establish the criteria for eligibility such as areas of study.
    • Once the funds have been expended, more can be added annually to keep it active for a long time.

  3. Contribute to the STEAM scholarship fund.
    • Your contribution will be added to the larger STEAM scholarship fund and provide funding for one scholarship award.
    • A contribution of $500 will provide funding for one scholarship award.

For questions or more information contact us.

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Developing a way for students and employees to learn new skills and prepare for today's job market is an important function at Palm Beach State College. You can make a difference through volunteering as a business partner or advisory council member, establishing a scholarship fund to support students' pursuits, providing opportunities for tours of your business or facility, sponsoring a program or event or hosting an intern.

For more information or questions about how you can get involved, please contact the Foundation office at 561-868-3450.

workforceA New Wave of Talent for High-Tech, High-Demand Careers

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates STEM fields will add 2.5 million jobs by 2025.

  • There will be a shortage of 1.2 million trained and ready to fill these jobs.

  • 80% of all jobs in the next decade will require technology skills.

  • Florida estimates the need for 120,000 STEM workers within five years.

  • Young people who participate in comprehensive and rigorous arts programs are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.


STEAM Jobs in Palm Beach County

Associate Degrees:

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Civil Engineering Technicians
Chemical Technicians
Engineering Technicians

Associate Degrees:

Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Civil Engineering Technicians    
Chemical Technicians

Bachelor's Degree:

Civil Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Architectural and Civil Drafters
Aerospace Engineers

Bachelor's Degree:

Civil Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Aerospace Engineers
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians


Thank you to our sponsors!


 B of A  Modernizing Medicine  FPL  PBG Medical Center
 Awesome STEAM Sponsor!  Awesome STEAM Sponsor!  PB Post  South Florida PBS
Gentile Glas Holloway OMahoney Pratt & Whitney Art Hive Magazine PNC Bank
Quantum Foundation  SL Powers logo    



Atlantic Trust
Ava L. Parker, JD
Tripp Electric Motors, Inc.
Chuck Zettler
Cultural Council
DELL Computers
Dr. Dennis Gallon
Florida SBDC
Florida Crystals Corporation
Elmore Family Foundation
Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger
Junior Achievement
Kast Construction
Keiser University
Kristen Fisher
Maite Jabour
Martin Perry  
Merrill Lynch
NCCI Holdings
Guillama, Inc.
Ricky Wade McDonalds Group
Seacoast  Bank
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
South Florida Fair
United Way



Join the team and prepare tomorrow’s leaders, today!

Invest in Quality Education! Support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education. Help prepare students for high-tech, high demand careers to fulfill the workforce needs of local companies. Net proceeds support STEAM programs and student scholarships.

Contact the Foundation office at 561-868-3450 to plan your involvement in this dynamic initiative!

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