Tirelessly Volunteering to Create a Family Friendly STEAM Event

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.   They hope that their efforts will create an event to inspire a future generation of St. Petersburg residents to love science and consider STEAM careers.  Kudos to the Science Festival Steering Committee members!  They are in the midst of planning the February 2023 event and are working hard to make it successful.

  • Abdiel Laureano-Rosario, Loraine Martell-Bonet, and Natalia Lopez-Figueroa – USF College of Marine Science
  • Catherine Bruger - Ocean Conservancy
  • Chad Mairn - St. Petersburg College
  • David Rosengrant, Sudsy Tschiderer, Theresa Burress, Andy Dang, Madhu Pandey and many more – USF St. Pete campus
  • Howard Rutherford - USF Foundation
  • James McKenna, Sherry Bagley, and Jessie Peters – Community Members
  • Jessica Pernell - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Joe Whalen - Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Kimberly Amendola and Allison Garrett - NOAA
  • Meaghan Emory – USGS
  • Scott Dobrin and Bjoern Muetzel - Eckerd College
  • Tony Leno, Paul Stellrecht and many more - City of St. Petersburg
  • Alison Barlow - St. Pete Innovation District

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