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Congrats to recent USF CMS graduate, Dr. Michelle Guitard, who was one of only four students to win the USF-wide Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award for her PhD dissertation. She joins four other CMS alums who have won this award since 2008.

Read on for valuable advice from one of our stellar grads! 

BLOGS & PERSPECTIVES

Up close and personal look at a hogfish eye. Photo by Rob Waara.

Life through the eyes of a Hogfish

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The hogfish, named for the long hog-like snout it uses to root around in the sand for food, is an iconic Florida Gulf Coast seafood staple known for its delicious white meat.

Tsunami sensing buoy recovered in Tampa Bay

Tsunami sensing buoy recovered in Tampa Bay

Monday, October 11, 2021

An interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers at USF developed a new type of buoy capable of detecting tiny changes in the ocean floor that can be precursors to large natural events such as tsunamis.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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CMS in the News

Image of the Month

Up close and personal look at a hogfish eye. Photo by Rob Waara.

Enjoy our favorite image from recent stories. Photo by Rob Waara.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Virus Hunters activity background

The Making of: Virus Hunters | Makenzie Kerr, Breitbart Lab Manager and Outreach Coordinator, breakings down her 10-step process for developing “Virus Hunters,” a virtual activity for kids that debuted at the St. Petersburg Science Festival.

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