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.
The national award is given to an educator each year who provides extraordinary leadership in the ongoing development of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project (ADP). The ADP is a network of 296 state colleges and universities that focuses on preparing the next generation to become informed, engaged citizens for democracy.
For more information: Political science professor wins national award for faculty leadership in civic engagement
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).
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)