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The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform on fire after the initial explosion on April 20, 2010.

Deepwater Horizon: The Lasting Impact of America’s Largest Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operated by BP, was disconnecting from a recently discovered oil reservoir 50 miles south of Louisiana when a cascade of equipment malfunctions caused a high-pressure explosion, killing 11 rig workers. For two days the rig burned then sank. As response crews worked to extinguish surface fires, oil and gas from the broken drill pipe was spewing a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, eight years later, USF’s Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems continues to research the lasting impact the spill has on the Gulf of Mexico.

USF junior Misha Fini working in the laboratory.

USF Student Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

USF Honors College junior Misha Fini has been named a Goldwater Scholar for 2018, chosen out of nearly 1,300 students nationally who were nominated through a highly selective process. The scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate award in the country for science research and provides $7,500 for educational expenses and research support. Fini is one of only three students from Florida’s public universities to receive the award this year.