The St. Pete Science Festival is an annual regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Kudos to St. Petersburg College (SPC) for their recent win of a grant to bolster STEM workforces in technology innovation sectors. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), this grant is intended to strengthen training programs and apprenticeship opportunities to ensure that individuals can build careers in STEM fields in their own communities.
Innovation Labs at The Dalí is hosting on September 16th a half day Introduction to Creative Thinking using tools and methods by top creativity scholars and practitioners. This workshop is a great opportunity to boost your creative problem solving skills and confidence.
This fall, the USF St. Pete campus is launching the fifth year of the Innovation Scholars Career Shadowing Program. Started through an unique collaboration between USF and the Innovation District, the program provides job shadowing opportunities for incoming, high-achieving, first-year students.
Students from University of South Florida Master of Urban & Regional Planning won for their project: St. Petersburg Innovation District Neighborhood Master Plan.
The USF Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) has chosen the Tampa Bay Rays as the 2023 recipient of the Inclusive Employer Award because of their collaboration with the USF’s Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program.
New ideas are the foundation of innovation. These ideas can be born mythically in a garage, coffee shop and often in a research/academic setting.
Are you a science nerd? Curious to learn about the work of the Innovation District's U.S. Geological Service (USGS)? Check out this virtual seminar Tuesday, June 13th at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Do you know a University of South Florida (USF) student who has business idea they want to start? USF is accepting applications to its incubator program.
SOFWOLF team will blend real-life situations, time with experts, and intensive training into an impactful, unique training experience.
Students had opportunities for hands-on learning to better understand the connection between STEM concepts and racing.
At the 5th annual State of Science and Innovation, five innovators from St. Pete were give only six minutes to share the work they are doing. Kudos to all of them - they did an amazing job!
Mark your calendar! Next month - Saturday, February 18 - is the St. Pete Science Festival in conjunction with MarineQuest. Kids and adults will have opportunity to explore science and technology first hand with over 40 exhibits from NOAA, USF, Firestone Grand Prix, and more.
Over the last 10+ years a group of volunteers have donated their time over months to prepare for the St. Pete Science Festival. These volunteers are passionate about science and technology.
The Junior Scientist Program, part of the St Pete Science Festival, is looking for committee members.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has announced a new education partnership that will support team members. Orlando Health, parent organization of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, has expanded its Preferred Education Program to now include St. Petersburg College.
At the top of the University of South Florida’s wish list this year for capital funds from the Florida Legislature is a request that leaders across the region say could boost St. Petersburg’s stature as a marine science hub.
Kristen's guest column in the Tampa Bay Times.
Researchers at the USF St. Pete campus are looking for volunteers to help find ways to prevent dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Local youth recently conducted a series of interviews with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) professionals in our community about their careers (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).
Kudos to Paige Railey, a 2010 USF St. Petersburg graduate with a bachelor's degree in Management, who is competing in her 3rd Olympic games as part of the U.S. national sailing team (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).
The St. Pete Innovation District would like to congratulate Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement (From the June 2021 SPID Newsletter).
Research funding at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus was over $20 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. That is a significant increase over the 2018-2019 funding of $7.2 million. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)
The USF College of Marine Science recently profiled Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller about her experiences being the first female marine science faculty member and a mentor to nearly 200 students and researchers. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)
The 3rd Annual State of Science featured local innovators (and a national artist) who shared their work that is often at the intersection of science, technology and art.
Here the stories of young healthcare professionals in the Tampa Bay region.
The Innovation District hosted a special event on September 24, 2019 to showcase these individuals and their stories. There was a series of eight fast-paced, brief presentations.
Humanity in ants: What can ants teach us about diversity, equity and human behavior?
Local professors talk innovations in STEM education, inspiration and bringing Magic School bus to life through VR
The inaugural annual State of Science was a series of eight fast-paced, brief presentations focused on the fields of Marine Science, Life Science and the intersections between them.
Watson was recognized for her many contributions to educating children in the fields of science, technology, education and math (STEM) locally.
The money will pay for the Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics, the overseer of a five-year program at Poynter that focuses on best practices of verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism.
USF St. Petersburg (USFSP) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska has appointed Martin Tadlock, Ph.D., as Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (RVCAA).
USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska has appointed Patricia S. Helton, Ph.D., as Regional Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
State of Science Celebrates 5 Years
Pinellas County Schools and the City of Largo are hosting a hands-on STEM day. They are looking for exhibitors. See flyer for contact information.
Dr. Martin Tadlock, USF St. Petersburg campus, recently completed his time on the Innovation District Board of Directors.
Kudos to SOFWOLF for completing another year of their successful summer STEM program.
The St. Pete Science Festival will be live in 2023. This annual event will be returning to the USF St. Petersburg campus, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife's MarineQuest on February 17 and 18, 2023. Exhibitor registration is now open. School group registration is coming soon. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!