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Kierstyn Benjamin shares her story of how she noticed a small, distressed manatee in Bayboro Harbor and acted quickly, playing a major part in rescuing the animal right near the USF St. Petersburg campus.
January 27, 2023Research and Innovation
USF engineers awarded $2.5 million federal grant to expand harmful algal bloom research along Florida coasts
USF engineers are leading a team of scientists across the state in the development of a new, state-of-the-art system that allows water districts to better predict and manage harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River watersheds.
January 13, 2023Research and Innovation
Initiative to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and trafficking receives $800k U.S. Department of Health grant
A research project spearheaded by faculty at USF working with community partners locally and in Savannah, Georgia seeks to reduce unintended teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and incidents of trafficking for marginalized youth.
January 11, 2023Research and Innovation
The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, created guidelines to help improve the marketing of public transportation.
January 4, 2023Research and Innovation
With a rare instrument, the USF team is analyzing data from the Mauna Loa eruption to better understand lava flows to help mitigate dangers.
December 19, 2022Research and Innovation
Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas are recognized for their breakthrough discoveries and inventions in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging diseases.
AI chatbots that show positive feelings — such as adding an “I am excited to do so!” or a few exclamation marks — do not necessarily translate into positive reactions or contribute to higher customer satisfaction, the study revealed.
December 7, 2022Research and Innovation
In the wake of Hurricane Ian, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have been hard at work studying the storm’s impacts on the state. From high-resolution modeling to satellite imagery, here's a snapshot at how USF teams were hard at work.
December 1, 2022Research and Innovation
A new study by researchers at the University of South Florida reveals that the relationship between work demands and a good night’s rest is nuanced. Conventional wisdom that suggests that people with the most demanding jobs would have the most trouble sleeping isn't necessarily true.
November 29, 2022Research and Innovation
Through the newly formed Undergraduate Research Initiative, more than 150 students will receive paid research engagements, training and opportunities to present their work.
USF faculty experts say inflation, changes in shopping behavior make holiday spending tough to predict
This week traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season, including Black Friday sales followed by Cyber Monday specials that drive some of the busiest retail activity of the year. But faculty experts from the University of South Florida say it could be difficult to predict what might happen.
November 21, 2022Research and Innovation
In an international study, USF researchers helped determine that termites are pivotal when it comes to breaking down wood, contributing to the earth's carbon cycle.
November 16, 2022Research and Innovation