Kudos to Paige Railey, a 2010 USF St. Petersburg graduate with a bachelor's degree in Management, who is competing in her 3rd Olympic games as part of the U.S. national sailing team. She will compete in the Laser Radial, an incredibly demanding endurance sport. The one-person Laser dinghy is a single-handed sailboat created for lighter-weight sailors.
"We have long races over six days, and the whole time that you're sailing, you're trying to look at the tactics of how you're going to position yourself amongst the wind and other people that are sailing,” Railey described. “At moments during the race, you have to put out a lot of power, so it's a physical sport."
To get more insight into Railey's Olympic journey: Sailor and alumna Paige Railey heading to Tokyo Olympics (usf.edu)
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 St. Pete Innovation District would like to congratulate Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement (From the June 2021 SPID Newsletter).
Research funding at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus was over $20 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. That is a significant increase over the 2018-2019 funding of $7.2 million. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)