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Whitaker Center

Whitaker Center

Programming Highlights



SRO groupSummer Research Opportunity

We are having a great summer at the Whitaker Center implementing STEM outreach programs!  In 2015 the Whitaker Center coordinated two Summer Research Opportunity (SRO) programs, for 27 Lee/Charlotte and 8 Collier County middle school students. We acknowledge the support of the Daitch Family Foundation and our partners whom we supported at the Naples Botanical Garden  The Whitaker Center acknowledges the fantastic contributions of our Whitaker Center Associates, Fernando Gonzalez (WCE), Brian Bovard (CAS), and Brenda Thomas(CAS) who worked with the middle school students this summer.  Thank You!


STEM InstituteSTEM Institute for K-12 Teachers

For its third summer, the Whitaker Center is again facilitating two weeks of the STEM Institute Summer Workshop for K-12 teachers at the Conservancy of SW FL.  We recognize the outstanding contributions of CAS faculty Brian Johnson and Heather Walsh-Haney along with Susan Cooper of COE and Nicki Dardinger, Director of Education at the Conservancy.  We are having a great time demonstrating inquiry-based STEM through water quality, energy, and forensics!