Science & Technology

Take Flight

U.S. Sugar Partners With Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota

The partnership will help provide additional STEM learning opportunities for students, who build two-seat airplanes from a kit.

04/29/2022 By Staff


Brain Health Initiative Scholar Nominations Now Open

Scholars will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid model with BHI scientists and clinicians.

04/29/2022 By Staff


Conservation Foundation Presents Luncheon Lecture With Dr. Jack Longino

A Sarasota native whose family owned an 8,732-acre ranch, Longino is a professor of biology at the University of Utah.

03/24/2022 By Staff


Akron Biotech Expands in Sarasota

The company manufactures ancillary materials for the cell and gene therapy industry.

03/18/2022 By Staff


New College Offers ‘Arts in Chemistry’ Resources to Middle, High School Students

The project emphasizes how the specific discipline of chemistry can help us understand environmental issues,.

03/17/2022 By Staff


FUNducation Receives $120,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

The organization aims to expose, engage and empower youth to through education in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).

03/09/2022 By Staff


Science and Environment Council Awarded $10,000 Grant

The funding was used to to commission a study to measure the value that SEC provides to its members.

02/18/2022 By Staff

Science Is Cool

A Local Organization Is Teaching Kids About Sharks

The program offers a safe, welcoming space for children of color and under-served groups to explore the water and the creatures that live inside.

02/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Bishop Museum Announces Fossil Expedition for Manatee County Students

Eight students age 11 to 14 can participate in a week-long educational and paleontological expedition to the Nebraska Badlands.

02/09/2022 By Staff

Choc Talk

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Chocolates at the Faulhaber Fab Lab

Using the lab's new vacuum former machine, attendees can transform 3D printed objects into a custom Valentine’s Day chocolate mold.

02/04/2022 By Megan McDonald


UnidosNow Receives Grant For Its Digital Navigator Initiative

A $25,000 grant will allow the non-profit organization to provide equal access to online resources to low-income people in the area.

01/20/2022 By Staff

Bug Business

A Local Teenager Turns His Love of Creepy Creatures Into a Moneymaker

A Bradenton teenager's menagerie includes eight tarantulas, five scorpions and one Madagascar hissing cockroach.

01/03/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Selby Gardens Welcomes New Orchid Research Botanist

Dr. Tatiana Arias has more than 15 years experience working in plant sciences.

12/02/2021 By Staff

Halloween Creativity

Why Carve a Pumpkin When You Can Engrave One With a Laser?

This past Saturday, Sarasota's Faulhaber Fab Lab hosted a pumpkin laser-engraving event that put local families in the Halloween spirit.

10/25/2021 By Marc Griffin

Sidewalk Science

This Manatee County Teacher Is Bringing Science Experiments to Local Parks

Alex Martin is the founder of the Sidewalk Science Center, which offers free science experiments for kids at Bayfront Park in Sarasota and the Riverwalk in Bradenton.

10/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth


SMH Named One of World’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

SMH was recognized for advancing a broad range of digital health technologies promoting better and more secure patient interactions and care.

10/06/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Launches Regional 'Healthy Ponds Collaborative'

The new collaborative aims to help more neighborhoods upgrade their ponds, more effectively remove red-tide causing nutrients, and cost-share the improvements.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Climate Adaptation Center Announces First Conference

The center's first-ever climate forecast conference will be held on Nov. 19, 2021.

07/19/2021 By Staff

There's an App for That

Five Apps That Will Keep You Informed During Hurricane Season

These downloads will keep you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm.

07/06/2021 By Megan McDonald