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

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Register Now: Geology Alumni Society Annual Banquet

Join the Geology Alumni Society for their annual banquet! Sponsorship and registration proceeds to benefit RAD, GFSOF, GFSEF and SUFSSF. A portion of the registration and sponsorship proceeds will be used to help fund upcoming GAS programs and events.

January 8, 2024Alumni News, Events

Dr. Jennifer Collins (left) and Yijie Zhu (right) after a graduation ceremony.

USF alumnus thankful for mentorship shaping research on inland hurricane impacts

In 2022, USF alumni Yijie Zhu graduated from the School of Geosciences with a PhD in geography, environmental science, and policy.

July 25, 2023Alumni News, Research

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Rock of Excellence

Explore the inspiring journey of Dr. Heather Lehto, an accomplished alumna of the USF Geology program. In this engaging article, Dr. Letho shares her experience and contributions to building Arizona State University's geology degree curriculum, starting from its early stages in 2012.

April 13, 2021Alumni News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF student’s internship at NASA is a ‘perfect intersection of STEM and equity’

A semester internship at NASA has expanded to a year-long dream experience for USF senior Lisette Melendez. She’s assigned to NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., working remotely to assist in its efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce and foster a more inclusive environment for its employees.

March 22, 2021Alumni News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Students motivated to get real-world experiences during the pandemic

Internships are consistently rated as one of the most rewarding experiences students can have during their college careers. Hear about Emma Jacobs experience a USF School of Geosciences alumni.

October 1, 2020Alumni News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF senior set to graduate after overcoming obstacles including homelessness

As the University of South Florida community prepares for another graduation, one student is sharing his harrowing experience about how he overcame the unthinkable while on his journey to receive his degree.

May 7, 2020Alumni News

Two students in front of USF St.Pete pier

Students Adjusting, Learning ‘New Normal’ during Coronavirus Epidemic

Students are adjusting to new routines, learning how to learn remotely and finding unique ways to stay connected with family and friends while remaining healthy during these challenging times. We reached out to several USF St. Petersburg students, read about Jadzia Duarte – senior majoring in environmental science and policy experience.

April 1, 2020Alumni News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Student Competition to Encourage Energy Reduction in Residence Hall

Nicolas Gonzalez is energy wise. He wants his peers to take the stairs instead of the elevator and turn lights off when they leave the room. To encourage sustainable habits, Gonzalez, an environmental science and policy senior at USF St. Petersburg, has created a competition that will see residents of Pelican Hall, formerly known as Residence Hall One, compete to see which floor can use the least amount of energy over a three-week span.

February 20, 2020Alumni News

About Department News

A collection of articles showcasing the latest achievements, scholarly contributions, and exciting updates from our accomplished students, faculty, and staff. Stay informed and inspired as we celebrate the dynamic accomplishments within our Geoscience community.