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A talent pipeline of individuals educated in STEAM fields is critical for the SPID and the region. Workers in these fields are experiencing greater job growth with higher average salaries.


Students in the Pinellas County STEM Academy
STEM Degree Programs within 5 miles
Graduates from 4-year colleges that stay in the area
District Workers who have exceeded State, Metro, County and City Average Earnings

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Stories about this Pillar

December 10, 2021
May 7, 2022

At the top of the University of South Florida’s wish list this year for capital funds from the Florida Legislature is a request that leaders across the region say could boost St. Petersburg’s stature as a marine science hub.

March 31, 2021
June 8, 2021

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)

August 5, 2022

Dr. Martin Tadlock, USF St. Petersburg campus, recently completed his time on the Innovation District Board of Directors.

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University of South Florida, Seniors in Service, St Pete Science Festival, St Pete Science Festival, Florida Institute of Oceanography