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USF Research & Innovation, Florida High Tech Corridor invest in undergraduate research across USF

Through the newly formed Undergraduate Research Initiative, more than 150 students will receive paid research engagements, training and opportunities to present their work.

November 21, 2022Research and Innovation, Student Success

Portrait of Rio Tate, 2022 Pat Tillman Scholar

Student veteran continues his service through research

U.S. Air Force veteran Rio Tate was awarded the 2022 Tillman Scholarship through the Pat Tillman Foundation for his commitment to service work through research. Since high school, Tate was set on earning his higher education degrees and learning more about how the brain works.

November 7, 2022Student Success

Female student points to supply chain map, surrounded by instructor and fellow students sitting at a table.

USF supply chain management programs grow to meet soaring industry demand

Supply chain is the backbone of our economy, and it’s much more complex than many people realize. The USF Muma College of Business supply chain management program prepares graduates and upskills professionals to find success in this fast-growing field.

October 24, 2022Student Success

Portrait of Genesis Rivera Marrero

Genesis Rivera Marrero on the importance of building community

Since arriving on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, Rivera Marrero has embraced her new home with open arms. In addition to her coursework, she works three campus jobs — community leader and peer coach in the Department of Student Support Services, coordinator for the Campus Activities Board and lead work-study in the Office of Veteran Success.

October 12, 2022Student Success

Portrait of Nithin Palyam

Nithin Palyam

As an international student, Nithin Palyam felt embraced by USF’s culture, which emphasizes inclusion, leadership and student success. Once he learned about the many student organizations and academic opportunities at USF, Palyam found himself immersed in a community of student leaders.

September 12, 2022Student Success

USF alumni, Amber Jankowski, poses in front of a mural for a portrait.

Amber Jankowski

USF alum Amber Jankowski was the military equivalent of a dental hygienist in the Air Force before four hand surgeries changed her career path forever. After being medically discharged, Jankowski turned to serve those who faced similar challenges as she did and became a vocational rehabilitation counselor. In her position, she helps individuals with disabilities find something they are successful at and works to normalize the wide variety of skills people can have.

July 14, 2022Student Success

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Inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator cohort concludes with Pitch Night event

During the pitch event, which concluded the inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator program, each company gave a 4-minute pitch explaining a particular problem in the world of finance.

July 5, 2022Community Partnerships, Student Success

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Pyper Vaughn

Pyper Vaughn made USF her home to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, a profession that has been part of her family for generations. She is now a senior, a pathway program that leads to on track to graduate in 2023. Her goal is to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist and work with helicopter teams to perform what she calls, “little surgeries in the sky.”

June 21, 2022Student Success

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Pride Month celebrates USF’s LGBTQ+ community

The University of South Florida is proud to support its LBGTQ+ community during Pride Month and throughout the year with an active network of organizations that host events, provide resources and work to serve and support these communities.

June 1, 2022Campus Life, Community Partnerships, Student Success

Political Science Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan (right) and USF students highlight international research they are conducting with students and faculty in Moldova.

USF students collaborate with peers in Moldova during international crisis

In the midst of war and with an international humanitarian crisis on their doorstep, law students from Moldova are collaborating on research with USF St. Petersburg campus students in an effort to form cultural bonds during a time of chaos.

April 19, 2022Community Partnerships, Student Success

Senior Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Affairs and USF Foundation CEO Jay Stroman, USF student Xiomara Montes Gil, Lynn Pippenger Dean of the Muma College of Business Moez Limayam, Ellen Cotton, Kate Tiedemann, USF President Rhea Law, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock

Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton give $14 million to enhance USF finance program

The $14 million gift will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech. Fintech, short for "financial technology," impacts everything from mobile banking and insurance to crowdfunding, blockchain, cryptocurrency and investment apps.

April 18, 2022Student Success, USF Foundation, University News

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USF selected to host first Florida chapter of Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Schools Program

The University of South Florida (USF) was selected to host a chapter of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program, an academic program that supports underserved students and helps them excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

April 1, 2022Honors and Awards, Student Success

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