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.
The St. Pete Science Festival is an annual regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Kudos to St. Petersburg College (SPC) for their recent win of a grant to bolster STEM workforces in technology innovation sectors. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), this grant is intended to strengthen training programs and apprenticeship opportunities to ensure that individuals can build careers in STEM fields in their own communities.
Innovation Labs at The Dalí is hosting on September 16th a half day Introduction to Creative Thinking using tools and methods by top creativity scholars and practitioners. This workshop is a great opportunity to boost your creative problem solving skills and confidence.