Category: Environmental Science Technology

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.

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

SPC alumna @SylviaEarle Oceanographer/Environmentalist #WeAreSPC

Sylvia Earle notable alumni art

This December, we will celebrate a momentous occasion – SPC’s 150,000th graduate. What does an SPC graduate look like? Check out our graduate and alumni stories and be prepared to be inspired. Help us spread the word and share your own story today on social media by adding the hashtag #WeAreSPC to your posts and … Continue reading SPC alumna @SylviaEarle Oceanographer/Environmentalist #WeAreSPC

Why isn’t every day “Earth Day?”

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day took place.  Thirty-five years later, we still celebrate Earth Day on April 22.  Earth Day originated out of a social environmental movement, fueled by concerns of the day including widespread pollution, toxic dumping, and declines in wildlife populations in the US.  Today, concerns about the environment are … Continue reading Why isn’t every day “Earth Day?”

SPC biology professor hosts WEDU series ‘QUEST’

SPC associate professor Shannon McQuaig hosts QUEST a new science television show on WEDU.

St. Petersburg College microbiology professor Shannon McQuaig is the new face of QUEST, a new monthly television series on WEDU. The series showcases the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and education. As host, McQuaig explores innovative techniques educators are using in their classrooms and provides viewers with an up-close look at emerging technologies. The first … Continue reading SPC biology professor hosts WEDU series ‘QUEST’