Scuba Club learns about reef restoration #spcinspires






On Friday June 10, St. Petersburg College’s Underwater Research Society, more succinctly called “Scuba Club,” departed the Clearwater campus in a caravan of two college vans and four cars for the six-hour drive to Key Largo for a three-day trip to learn about coral reefs. On Saturday morning, the 30 students, along with two instructors, boarded … Continue reading Scuba Club learns about reef restoration #spcinspires

SPC Environmental Science partnership with the City of Largo






The environmental science industry is growing. St. Petersburg College and the City of Largo have partnered to meet the needs for the industry and offer internships. From analysts, to field technicians or in the laboratories, the environmental science industry offers multi-level career opportunities for professionals. Watch the partnership video. Environmental Science education at SPC St. Petersburg … Continue reading SPC Environmental Science partnership with the City of Largo

SPC students visit USF STEM labs






On April 15, 2016 SPC’s Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society and the NSF STEM Scholars made a trip to USF to tour the labs and get an introduction to the research programs in Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, and Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences. Environmental Science and Engineering This tour took … Continue reading SPC students visit USF STEM labs

Pinellas County seeks input on BP settlement funds

Pinellas County seeks input on BP settlement funds






Students can submit project ideas through April 29 Pinellas County is seeking public input on the use of $7.1 million in BP settlement funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Residents and partner agencies can provide their feedback through the close of business on Friday, April 29. Those interested should fill out the online … Continue reading Pinellas County seeks input on BP settlement funds

Potential new source of biosynthesized sun protection

Sun Protection Research






St. Petersburg College Honors Program students Roberta Spathari (Chemical Engineering) and Erin Hoyle (Microbiology) authored the following research on finding a new pigment that could be used for future organic based sun protection. In January 2014, we became members of MRSA (Microbiology Research Student Association), a club at St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, whose advisor … Continue reading Potential new source of biosynthesized sun protection

Taking care of Mother Earth; Earth Day events around SPC






Go green with these Earth Day events all week around St. Petersburg College. From Tarpon Springs to the Allstate Center, students will be pitching in to leave the Tampa Bay area a little better than they found it. The Tarpon Springs Campus Environmental Science Club will host guest speaker Aaron Metz of the Climate Reality … Continue reading Taking care of Mother Earth; Earth Day events around SPC