Polk State Earth Science Professor Natalie Whitcomb helps Hook, Line & Sinker for STEM participants collect water samples at Crooked Lake on Saturday.

Polk State Professor Teaches, Inspires Girls During STEM Workshop

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Polk State Earth Science Professor Natalie Whitcomb helps Hook, Line & Sinker for STEM participants collect water samples at Crooked Lake on Saturday.

She was there to teach fourth- and fifth-grade girls about water quality, but Polk State Earth Science Professor Natalie Whitcomb aimed to impart a bigger lesson during a Saturday morning workshop on the shores of…

Retired Polk State Biology Professor Bane Cheek died Friday.

Determined, Kind and Bright: Polk State Mourns Professor Bane Cheek

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Retired Polk State Biology Professor Bane Cheek died Friday.

Retired Polk State Biology Professor Bane Cheek, who spent over 20 years challenging his students and instilling in them respect for the environment, died Friday. He was 55. According to his obituary in The Ledger,…

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