Category: Biology

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at STEM by the Bay! 

In collaboration with SPC’s Tampa Bay SEEDs Scholarship Program, the Bay Pines STEM Center is hosting the STEM by the Bay Conference, Workshops, and Service events this January 12, 13, and 15. This free event is open to all SPC students. Registration for this event can be for a single day, or for all three days.

SPC students visit USF STEM labs

Students at USF

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

SPC Tri Beta Honor Society, STEM Scholars Volunteer to Beautify Moccasin Lake Park

students at Moccasin Lake Park beautification project

One of the many benefits of joining a club at St. Petersburg College is the ability to get off campus and participate in activities and volunteer events.  If you are interested in science and the great outdoors, one of the clubs that might be of interest is the Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society.  Based … Continue reading SPC Tri Beta Honor Society, STEM Scholars Volunteer to Beautify Moccasin Lake Park

SPC welcomes new NSF STEM scholars

STEM scholars

St. Petersburg College, through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, provides scholarships for individuals pursuing a degree in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  We are pleased to announce the new scholars for the Spring 2016 term: Jonathan Gibbs, Dominic Grchan, Mirsaid Khusaynov, Keegan McQuillan, Tammy Tran, Taylor Wood (in photo), … Continue reading SPC welcomes new NSF STEM scholars

SPC students pitch in to beautify the CL campus!

Students volunteer at Clearwater campus beautification

The college experience is a combination of the environment in the classroom together with the ambiance of nature in an outdoor setting. Providing areas on campus where students can relax, form study groups, as well as participate in course instruction outside of the classroom can greatly improve student success. On the SPC Clearwater Campus, hidden … Continue reading SPC students pitch in to beautify the CL campus!

SPC students help with invasive lionfish control

By Dr. Heyward Mathews & Dr. Monica Lara On Sept. 12-13, Reef Monitoring Inc., held its second annual Lionfish Safari to combat the population explosion of the invasive lionfish into our local Gulf waters. From a few of this Pacific species of reef fish that were released into Florida waters in the late 1980s, their … Continue reading SPC students help with invasive lionfish control

SPC alumni focuses on Computational Biophysics research

St. Petersburg Collegiate High School alumni Amy Rice, recent recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Research Fellowship at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), is conducting research in the field of Computational Biophysics. While she has experimental collaborators that she works with, her research is primarily computer based and does not happen in a traditional laboratory. … Continue reading SPC alumni focuses on Computational Biophysics research

I want to be a Biologist! What classes can I take???

Photo of protein gel

“One of the great things about working at St. Petersburg College is the academic freedom and the ability to design courses that allow both faculty and students to explore their academic interests.” – Dr. Shannon Ulrich The Baccalaureate Biology program at SPC offers core courses where students are introduced to the basics of studying life.  … Continue reading I want to be a Biologist! What classes can I take???