The St. Pete Innovation District is the professional home to hundreds of scientists, technologist, and doctors. These individuals are leaders in their fields world-wide but are often unknown locally. They are working to solve childhood illnesses, map the ocean, address climate change, and develop new technology. In 2017, the District created a new kind of event to showcase these individuals and their stories - State of Science.
The "State of Science" name is a play on words. Similar to "State of the Union" or "State of the Economy" this is an annual event that highlights accomplishments of the last year. We invite a cross section of speakers to give fast-paced, brief presentations that are sure to pique your curiosity. The past years have highlighted work in healthcare, coastal mapping, research into illegal animal trade, new technologies, and more.
The best part of the event is that participants learn about a topic they never would have expected. They are reminded how cool St. Pete is and the amazing work that is happening here. Mark your calendar for the next District State of Science and Innovation on January 11th at 5pm. Registration RSVP will be coming out soon.
Last week St. Pete Innovation District hosted its 6th State of Science and Innovation. This event highlights innovators who are doing creative, thought-provoking, and impactful work. This is always a favorite event of the year and once again the event didn't disappoint.
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida name Alison Barlow - Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District - as one of their 2024 Woman of Distinction.
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