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USF researchers celebrate successes of new Caribbean research center

An interdisciplinary research center is now up and running in Barbados thanks to a $3.6 million grant provided by USAID to support education policy development and timely decision-making on issues impacting schools in the sub-region.

July 26, 2022Research and Innovation

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College of Education receives grant to support underrepresented students in pursuing careers in STEM fields

A $75,000 grant from Duke Energy will allow the USF St. Petersburg campus to establish programming that helps initiate partnerships with schools, developing curriculum, establishing STEM-focused clubs and recruiting female and minority students in Pinellas County.

July 21, 2022University News

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USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022University News

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USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative awarded $1 million in funding from House Appropriations Committee

A community project proposed by the USF College of Education was awarded $1 million by the House Appropriations Committee to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation across the Tampa Bay region.

April 6, 2022University 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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Phone calls add personal touch to USF’s recruitment of underrepresented students

Nearly 200 USF faculty, administrators and staff have been working to boost enrollment among underrepresented populations by personally reaching to admitted students to answer questions or address concerns they might have as they finalize their college decisions.

March 25, 2022University News

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USF research team receives $1 million grant to launch oral history project exploring civics education, varying systems of government

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Education was awarded a $1 million grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a new series of oral history resources that will be used by educators, school districts and the public as part of Florida’s revised civics education curriculum.

March 22, 2022Honors and Awards

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Sarah Painter

Sarah Painter is a fifth-grade teacher in Pinellas County, Fla. who has spent more than 18 years serving in the classroom. Her talent for developing lasting connections with her students and their families led her to be named Florida’s 2022 Teacher of the Year—a role in which she helps celebrate Florida teachers and elevate the education profession.  

March 14, 2022University News

Portrait of mathmatics educator, Ruthmae Sears

Ruthmae Sears

As a mathematics educator, Ruthmae Sears has a true flair for problem solving. Her work extends far beyond using formulas and finding solutions to abstract mathematical problems. Using mathematical reasoning to examine social disparities such as poverty, literacy and structural racism, Sears develops community-centric solutions.

January 13, 2022University News

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City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021University News

The first cohort of students participating in the Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program with the program team at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021University News

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USF research team awarded Library of Congress grant to promote visual literacy and historical inquiry with young children

The Library of Congress grant will fund a project designed to strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers in supporting preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

September 10, 2021Research and Innovation

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