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Dituri exploring the ocean throughout his underwater mission

USF’s Dr. Deep Sea breaks world record for living underwater

Hyperbaric researcher and biomedical engineer Joseph Dituri is teaching his students online while living 30 feet underwater to research how the human body responds to long-term exposure to pressure. He's been living in an underwater habitat since March 1.

May 15, 2023Research and Innovation

Instructional design students learning with augmented reality

Associate professor develops motivational chatbot and digital Candyland-like maze to ensure student success

Sanghoon Park will be recognized by the State University System of Florida for his efforts to provide students with an engaging learning environment while teaching them how to develop creative ways to empower and prepare future students in their own digital courses.

May 2, 2023Research and Innovation

Aerial view of wetlands in Alaska, near Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks | Photo by: Mark Rains

USF and EPA collaborate to improve nationwide water quality and management

Researchers developed a new classification system that will help improve methods for targeting wetland restoration and protection. 

April 20, 2023Research and Innovation

Matthew Pasek holding a fulgurite

USF geoscientist discovers new phosphorus material after New Port Richey lightning strike

Due to a chemical reaction caused by a lightning strike, a new phosphorus material developed for the first time in solid form on Earth.

April 11, 2023Research and Innovation

Aerial view of a Swahili civilization burial site

USF researcher’s life work uncovers the first ancient DNA from the Swahili Civilization

This research brings peace and restores pride to the millions of people who identify as Swahili by overturning false narratives and providing clarity to Swahili heritage.

March 29, 2023Research and Innovation

Bryanna Fox during a scene of 'The Lesson Is Murder'

‘The Lesson Is Murder’: USF criminologist and graduate students debut true crime docuseries on Hulu

The three-part series investigates the minds of murderers to develop psychological profiles to help solve crime.

March 23, 2023University News

Jacob Gayles in lab

U.S. Air Force selects USF physicist to identify new methods to improve efficiency and eco-friendliness of computers

New funding will allow Jacob Gayles to explore materials to create more efficient technologies while reducing cost and waste.

March 8, 2023Research and Innovation

Joseph Dituri underwater

USF researcher attempts to set world record by living underwater for 100 days – hopes to emerge ‘super-human’

Following his military career as a diving saturation officer, Joseph Dituri will examine how exposure to increased pressure will impact the human body and break the world record for days spent in an underwater habitat.

March 1, 2023Research and Innovation

SMART Program student presenting addiction research

USF program aims to expand pipeline of addiction researchers from underrepresented backgrounds

The program addresses a national and global need for researchers from different backgrounds to mitigate existing health disparities, seen in crises such as the opioid epidemic.

February 8, 2023Research and Innovation

Commuter using train and bicycle

Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research

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

Students setting up radar at volcano

Mitigating volcano hazards: USF students and alumna travel to Hawaii to study Mauna Loa eruption

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

Salvation Army red kettle campaign with USF

USF helps reduce non-emergency ambulance calls through new partnership with The Salvation Army

USF’s College of Nursing launched a respite care program to provide The Salvation Army clients with free care coordination, health education, assessments and resources.

December 15, 2022Community Partnerships

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