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 More than 30 women USF Computer Science and Engineering students attended the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration.

USF Computer Science and Engineering receives grant to attract and retain more women computer scientists

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering received a three-year, $579,737 grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University for funding evidence-based approaches to attract and retain more women computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity students.

November 23, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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Helping community college students take the road to a four-year degree

A new and inspiring project to help rural, non-traditional Polk State College students attain an Associate of Arts degree at PSC and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at USF's Tampa campus recently received a $3 million National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant.

October 1, 2020Research and Innovation

An algal bloom spreads near Port Mayaca on the southeast side of Lake Okeechobee, captured by USF School of Geosciences Professor Mark Rains in June of 2019.

USF researchers win $1 million EPA grant to prevent and treat harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a team of engineers and geoscientists at USF a $1 million grant to research new methods for preventing and controlling harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Okeechobee.

September 30, 2020Research and Innovation

 Conceptual image of the Bull Nose detection device now under development by a USF engineering team. Photo credit: Dr. Sal Morgera.

USF-developed technology named semi-finalist for XPRIZE in COVID-19 testing

A USF interdisciplinary team is working to develop an inexpensive and non-invasive “electronic nose” that can detect virus in an infected person.

September 28, 2020Research and Innovation

The Newgenerator unit on site in South Africa

International companies to manufacture USF technology that addresses global sanitation concerns

Agreements coincide with USF civil and environmental engineering Professor Daniel Yeh’s team being named a winner of the 2020 Patents for Humanity Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

September 17, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

View of the bull scuplture outside the Marshall Student Center

National TV commercial highlights USF’s thriving research

A new national TV commercial produced by the University of South Florida is now airing during American Athletic Conference football games. The ad features researchers involved in two high-profile projects and a USF student as the voiceover talent.

September 15, 2020University News

 Creating a closed-loop system where water is scarce, the NEWgenerator can treat wastewater from portable toilets and recycle clean water back for toilet flushing, thereby enabling a more hygienic and convenient flush toilet experience for users. Previously, waste could only be stored in a tank or pit latrine.

A Patent for Humanity

Created by a team of USF engineers led by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Daniel Yeh, human wastewater converter NEWgenerator will be recognized as a winner of the 2020 Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

August 28, 2020Research and Innovation

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COVID-19 adds urgency to USF researchers’ high-tech solution to nursing home care crisis

A USF interdisciplinary team was building a predictive analytics tool to help nursing homes manage staffing shortages when the pandemic presented a new challenge.

June 16, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF engineers awarded NSF grant to fight COVID-19 using big data

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida College of Engineering is developing a digital tool to give government agencies, researchers and health professionals unparalleled insight into COVID-19.

May 20, 2020Research and Innovation

The ear-saver device created by USF engineers

USF engineers create ‘ear savers,’ providing relief to health professionals treating coronavirus patients

Medical professionals are required to wear face masks, often continuously during 14-hour shifts. The elastic bands can be painful, and cause sores and headaches. In order to improve their comfort, engineers at the USF College of Engineering have manufactured a special plastic strip that’s lined with hooks, making the straps adjustable.

May 18, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

Molekule industrial air purifier

USF-patented air purifier receives FDA 510(k) Class II Medical Device Clearance

A technology created at the University of South Florida by Distinguished University Professor Yogi Goswami has been implemented into the Molekule Air Pro RX, an air purification device that was recently cleared by the FDA via the 510(k) premarket notification process as a Class II Medical Device.

April 23, 2020Research and Innovation

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Fatemeh Rasouli - Boundless Bulls

While working on her master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Fatemeh Rasouli decided she wanted to use her knowledge and skills to help people in a tangible way. Fatemeh focused her studies on gait rehabilitation and discovered the work taking place at the University of South Florida’s REED lab. Upon graduation, Fatemeh reached out to the lab’s director, Kyle Reed, who suggested she apply to USF’s doctoral program. Today, Fatemeh is working toward her Ph.D. and has been able to have an impact on those living with disabilities.

April 8, 2020University News

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