The Junior Scientist Program was developed in 2014 by alumni of the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science with the goal to engage middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) related activities as volunteers during the St. Pete Science Festival (Feb 17-18, 2023). The junior scientists get to learn science first-hand from experts in the field and assist exhibitors in explaining their science to the public.
Seeking Committee Members!
Anyone who is passionate about science, science education, and outreach is invited to join this committee.
The shared Committee tasks are:
- Attend Junior Scientist (JSP) and Science Festival Steering Committee Meetings
- Collaborate with other members of the JSP committee
- Engage in verbal/written communication with other festival committees, students, teachers, parents, etc.
- On the day of the festival, communicate with exhibitors, take students to their booth, make sure students are engaged with their exhibitor, keep track of student shifts, and check-in/out from their shifts
To learn more click here to fill out a google form
If you have any questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see some of our past Jr. Scientists, visit our website
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.