Institute of Applied Engineering

About the Institute

The University of South Florida's Institute of Applied Engineering (IAE) stands as a distinctive and impactful organization, addressing a pressing concern within the government with notable success since its establishment in 2018. Dedicated to advancing national security, the IAE has provided the Department of Defense with diverse capabilities, safeguarding and enhancing the capabilities of our warfighters.

About the Institute of Applied Engineering 


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IAE News

IAE News


Blast exposure diagram featuring multiple brains with indicators pointing out areas association with GBEV

Partnered with USSOCOM, the IAE found repeated low-level blasts linked to brain injury signs in Special Operations Forces.


Since its inception in 2018, our internship program has grown to encompass more than 700 students placed with agencies that support the U.S. Department of Defense, especially U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.