Impact

Impact

Overview

USF is one of only eight institutions (MIT, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Duke, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Penn State, UC-San Diego, and USF) awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) for its national leadership in minority graduate education. Since 2005, the Sloan Foundation has supported 149 underrepresented (African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino doctoral students in the USF College of Engineering, College of Marine Science, and affiliated STEM departments. 

GOAL

The goal of the Sloan UCEM at USF is to institutionalize best practices in minority graduate student success at USF while also expanding diversity in academia, industry, government, and all other sectors of the nation’s STEM workforce.

USF SLOAN (PRE-UCEM AND UCEM) BY THE NUMBERS

  • 149 Scholars
  • 95 Mentors


PH.D. STUDENT OUTCOMES

85 percent Ph.D. Completion Rate 
87 Ph.D. Alumni

  • 43% – Academia
  • 34% – Industry
  • 13% – Government
  • 10% – Other
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RESEARCH

  • 487 journals, Conference Proceedings, Patents, and Technical Reports produced by scholars and alumni
  • 21 countries scholars have participated in extended research training: Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, New Zealand, Israel, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Antarctica
  • 13 national labs and research centers scholars have engaged in research: Argonne, AFRL-Eglin, AFRL-Kirtland, Brookhaven, Idaho National, PNNL, MIT Lincoln Lab, NASA Glenn, NASA Goddard, NASA Ames, Naval Research Lab

POINTS OF PRIDE

  • NOAA ranked USF 1st in graduating minority graduate students (MS/Ph.D.) in Oceanography
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked USF in the top 5 for conferring engineering doctorates to both African American and Hispanic students (2013)   
  • 100+ Student Fellowship Awards (Fulbright, NSF, NASA, AAUW, National Research Council, Microsoft, AAAS, Ford, GEM, McKnight, and others)
Keisha Pierre

Keisha Pierre
Mcknight, AAUW

William Serrano-Garcia

William Serrano-Garcia
Fulbright, NSF EAPSI, McKnight

Erica Dasi

Erica Dasi
McKnight, GEM, Chateaubriand Fellowship

Dinorah Chacin

Dinorah Chacin
NSF GRFP, McKnight

Ilia Bautista Adames

Ilia Bautista Adames
Great Minds in STEM, McKnight, GEM

Michelle Guitard

Michelle Guitard
NSF GRFP, NSF EAPSI

Maya Elizabeth Carasquillo

Maya Elizabeth Carrasquillo
GEM, McKnight, Strong Coasts

Sarah Garcia

Sarah Garcia
SMART, Google, GEM