The third annual State of Science continued our tradition of celebrating the local scientists, doctors, technologists and innovators. Like many events in 2020 it was virtual. It was kicked off by world-renowned artist Janet Echleman who recently installed her work at the St. Petersburg Pier.
Following Ms. Echleman were five lightning round presentations from innovators at USF's College of Marine Science and College of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, and Poynter Institute.
Link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-nYchnq50
A city-owned building at 450 8th Avenue Southeast in St. Pete will soon become a hub for marine science, defense, and technology companies (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).
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).
The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks recently became the center of Tampa Bay's red tide crisis. Rafts of dead fish were washing ashore quickly, and workers picked up tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).