Dr. Martin Tadlock, USF St. Petersburg campus, recently completed his time on the Innovation District Board of Directors. During his tenure as the Board President and then member, the District developed several new programs including the Innovation Scholars - pairing incoming USF freshmen with mentors from the District/downtown business community, and four Smart City pilots - using technology to address issues like pedestrian and bike safety. Dr. Tadlock received the District's 2022 Innovator Award as recognition for his incredible service. In addition to a plaque, the award included a commissioned piece of art by local artist: Andrea Pawlisz (located at the Warehouse Arts District ArtsXchange).To read an interview with Dr. Tadlock about his legacy in higher education click here.
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.