Whitaker Center

The Center provides programs and materials that stimulate interest and promote public awareness of local and global issues related to science, environment, engineering and mathematics.

The Whitaker Center works with all types of students in K-20 STEM education environments to engage them in inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, and research experiences.

Outreach activities include

  • Public television and radio spots
  • Print and web publications
  • Public speaking engagements
  • Community seminars and workshops
  • Support of University clubs and organizations
  • Activities for public school children


  • STEM Perks

  • Whitaker Center STEMinars

  • STEM Undergraduate Research and Internship Symposium

  • SunChase

Current and Past Projects and Grants

Online Donation

Designate your donation to the Whitaker Center by choosing “Other” in the donation category and typing in “Whitaker Center” in the subsequent box.

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Donation By Mail

Gift by check or money order - please make checks payable to “Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.” and write “Whitaker Center” in the memo area to earmark your donation.

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Specific Gift

Please contact theWhitaker Centerto discuss specific program giving or any questions regarding supporting the Whitaker Center.

Meet the Whitaker Center Team

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Assistant Director Whitaker Center, Instructor II Colloquium
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Eminent Scholar
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Boucher, Debra
Administrative Assistant
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Perez Villarreal, Itzel
Administrative Specialist
Haley Allen
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Student Assistant