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

Expansions

Akron Biotech Expands in Sarasota

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

03/18/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Neirda Thompson-Pemberton on Diversity in Engineering and Inspiring Kids Through S.T.E.A.M.

"Diversity and inclusion aren’t about an afterthought. They're about intent, from the beginning."

03/16/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Grants

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

Grants

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

Energy

New College Student Awarded Federal Grant for Solar Carport

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt invented GismoPower, a portable, solar-powered carport.

01/04/2022 By Staff

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

Water quality

Red Tide Continues to Affect Sarasota's Beaches and Wildlife

Experts say drought conditions and the Piney Point disaster have combined to create a red tide bloom that may linger.

08/02/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Health News

Genetic Testing Can Provide a Road Map for Your Future

Testing technology continues to evolve at warp speed.

12/10/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Comedy

Shane Mauss Brings Smart Comedy to Sarasota

The award-winning stand-up comic appears at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre Jan. 28, and brings along two local scientists.

01/23/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Lost World

Remnants of Ancient Civilizations Are Still Around Us, But They’re Vanishing Fast

There are 319 officially recognized archaeological sites in Sarasota County, and 66 of them are likely to contain human remains.

05/30/2019 By Brad Edmonson

Health care

New Headquarters for Medical Sales Company Completed

Halfacre Construction Company recently finished construction on a new 54,667-square-foot corporate headquarters for Mercedes Scientific.

03/26/2019 By Staff

Beyond the tremors

Parkinson's Expert on What the Latest Research Is Telling Us About the Disease

Dr. Stewart Factor will speak at the Neuro Challenge’s Parkinson’s Expo on Saturday, April 13.

03/25/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Technology

Florida Ranked 18th Most 'Innovative' State in U.S.

Florida was ranked as the nation's 18th most "innovative" state in a new study published by the finance and research website Wallethub.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Environment

Event Raises Money to 'Fight Red Tide'

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation is holding a fundraiser for Mote's Red Tide Institute and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Environment

Suncoast Waterkeeper Leader to Discuss How Human Activity Affects Red Tide

Justin Bloom will speak at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Environment

Forum Covers Environmental and Health Impacts of Phosphate Mining

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County is hosting the forum on Monday, Feb. 11.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Project Wins County Commission Approval

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of agreements with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for its new Science Education Aquarium.

01/30/2019 By Staff