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Aidan Cawley partially revealed himself as Rocky during the Rocky Awards on April 18, 2024.

Graduate involved in campus life also took on secret role as mascot

When Aidan Cawley came to USF St. Petersburg, he never expected to be involved in so many campus activities. Or have the chance to become Rocky. But as time passed, the environmental science major became more outgoing and confident. Three years later, his e-mail signature looks like a resume.

May 1, 2024Alumni News, Community Engagement

Urban tree canopy in Robles Park, located in Tampa, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Zarger)

Interdisciplinary CAS team helps identify new urban tree canopy locations in Tampa

Dr. Shawn Landry and Dr. Rebecca Zarger are two USF College of Arts and Sciences faculty contributing to the City of Tampa’s tree canopy study. Landry and Zarger are tasked with identifying specific tree planting locations throughout the city and conducting outreach with residents in priority locations.

April 26, 2024Community Engagement, Research

USF College of Arts and Sciences student Dharsh Saravana is majoring in environmental science and policy and double minoring in math and GIS. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

CAS student finds calling in environmental stewardship

Dharsh Saravana, an environmental science and policy student and vice president of the USF Agrarian Club, has found their calling in environmental stewardship with hopes to one day address urban food resilience, diversity of food systems, and food sovereignty for vulnerable populations in urban spaces.

April 24, 2024Community Engagement

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Undergraduate Geosciences Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for PhD Pursuit at University of Michigan

Abigail Reed Earns NSF Fellowship for PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan!

April 24, 2024Honors and Awards, Research

Evalyse Sanabri with her collegaues from the Environmental Protection Commissio

Student's urban studies minor supports internship experience in environmental protection

Geosciences senior Evalyse Sanabria’s knowledge gained from minoring in urban studies in the School of Public Affairs strengthens her internship experience with the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County.

April 22, 2024Community Engagement

2023 AAAS Fellows profile photos

Four USF faculty among the 150th anniversary class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contributions range in the fields of metabolic engineering and biomanufacturing, to pioneering advances in molecular medicine, integrating biomass and algae technologies to reduce society's carbon footprint and leadership in geoscience education.

April 18, 2024Honors and Awards

Hurricane Season sign in front of lightning-streaked sky

USF experts ready to contribute to hurricane- and storm-related coverage

Experts around the world are predicting the 2024 hurricane season will be very active and the University of South Florida offers a variety of experts to discuss related topics and new trends.

April 17, 2024Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Two Geosciences Graduate Students Shine as Winners at USF's Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Sunhye Kim emerged as a winner at USF's Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, while Erica Fancher claimed the Graduate Research People's Choice award, showcasing their outstanding presentations.

April 12, 2024Honors and Awards, Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Congratulations to Yuly Paola Rave Bonilla: Advancing Geochronology with AGeS-Grad Support

The AGeS-Grad program provides up to $10,000 for collaborative science projects like Yuly Paola Rave Bonilla's geochronology research, enabling hands-on lab experience and mentorship in modern analytical techniques.

April 11, 2024Honors and Awards, Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Geosciences Faculty Excel, Named Among Top 2% of Researchers by Stanford Ranking

Eight esteemed faculty members from the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida have been recognized among the top 2% of researchers in their field based on citations in 2022.

April 1, 2024Honors and Awards, Research

Dr. Jason Gulley exploring glacial caves in Nepal. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jason Gulley)

Geosciences professor’s 19+ years of glacier research advances knowledge on impact of climate change

Dr. Jason Gulley, a professor in the School of Geosciences, has devoted his career to studying glacier caves, conducting interdisciplinary global research, and actively engaging in science communication to address environmental topics to international audiences.

March 21, 2024Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Abigail Reed Makes History with Best Poster Award at UF Water Institute Symposium

Abigail Reed, undergraduate student in ESP, was the first undergraduate student to ever win the best poster award at the University of Florida Water Institute Symposium.

March 7, 2024Honors and Awards, Research

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