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Cell phone shows customer experience ratings

Stars vs. numbers: How consumers perceive online rating formats

Mathematically speaking, scoring 3.5 out of 5 is the same as receiving three and a half stars on a five-star scale. But visually speaking, the numbers don’t add up.

April 18, 2024Research and Innovation

Tremendous turnout demonstrates USF’s growth in undergraduate research

Tremendous turnout demonstrates USF’s growth in undergraduate research

The annual research conference witnessed a notable 16% increase in student participation this year, reflecting the university's commitment to fostering collaborative discovery.

April 16, 2024Research and Innovation

USF researcher reveals the hidden story behind one of St. Augustine’s most famous attractions

USF researcher reveals the hidden story behind one of St. Augustine’s most famous attractions

David Arbesú tediously pieced together the life of one of Florida’s founding fathers, whose believed to be the first priest in the United States and is still honored today in St. Augustine.

April 9, 2024Research and Innovation

Students sit on a lawn staring up at a solar eclipse

Twenty-five years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 4, 2024Research and Innovation

Jing Wang, professor of electrical engineering, and Ugur Guneroglu, graduate student, working on micromachined on-chip microwave acoustic resonators and filters for integrated RF and microwave front end systems.

New partnership will allow USF to advance U.S. Army innovation, bolster talent pipeline

The University of South Florida is broadening its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense through a formalized agreement with the U.S. Army. The five-year educational partnership agreement coalesces faculty from throughout the university to conduct critical defense research and provides student internships – helping broaden the talent pipeline for future military needs.

April 2, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Two study leaders speak to participants in a computer lab

USF research reveals language barriers limit effectiveness of cybersecurity resources

The study explores links among demographic characteristics, cyber hygiene practices and cyber victimization using a sample of limited English proficiency internet users.

April 1, 2024Research and Innovation

Sea urchin on piece of coral

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A parasite that devastated long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and Florida in 2022 has caused another die-off more than 7,000 miles away in the Sea of Oman. The discovery, led by researchers at the USF College of Marine Science reveals how the spread of a microscopic pathogen threatens sea urchin populations and coral reefs around the world.

March 26, 2024Research and Innovation

Group walks through Institute of Applied Engineering lab

USF opens cutting-edge lab aimed at rapidly providing military solutions

Managed by USF’s Institute of Applied Engineering, the new Rapid Experimentation Lab provides a unique, collaborative space to rapidly test concepts for the U.S. Department of Defense.

March 22, 2024Research and Innovation

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

Research funding awarded to USF reached an all-time high of $692 million in fiscal year 2023, representing an increase of nearly 27% from the previous year and elevating USF’s stature as one of the nation’s most research-intensive universities.

March 18, 2024Research and Innovation

University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus building

USF’s human trafficking research lab receives nearly $3 million in federal support to build and enhance anti-trafficking tools

The funds will go towards the development of a statewide database to assist law-enforcement in human trafficking investigations and the expansion of an online platform to provide critical resources to survivors.

March 13, 2024Research and Innovation, University News

USF helping develop comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Tampa Bay

USF helping develop comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Tampa Bay

USF researchers are collaborating with community members and leaders across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties to develop a plan that could reduce greenhouse gases up to 63% by 2050 if Tampa Bay.

March 12, 2024Research and Innovation

The Florida High Tech Corridor, early-stage innovation fund.

USF, Corridor collaboration supports infrastructure innovation, vaccine development and infection fighting strategies

USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor are partnering to provide $100,000 to support the advancement of technologies developed by USF researchers.

March 11, 2024Research and Innovation

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