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USF Engineering Expo celebrates 49th year with virtual events

Since 1973, the College of Engineering has hosted an elaborate science fair for K-12 students. Amid an unprecedented pandemic, the longtime tradition continued in a virtual format, helping inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

March 1, 2021University News

Coral reef growths in the Gulf of Mexico

USF doctoral students combining engineering and anthropology to inform Florida’s Coral Reef restoration and monitoring

More than 300 miles of coral reefs stretch across Florida’s Atlantic coast. While this marine habitat is home to hundreds of aquatic species and plays an important role in the state’s economy, it is also in danger of disappearing. But a new project from a team of University of South Florida doctoral students is taking an interdisciplinary approach to protect and restore these vital habitats.

February 10, 2021Research and Innovation

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Satellites engineered by USF students and faculty launch during world record mission

Three of the 143 satellites aboard spaceflight company SpaceX’s first dedicated rideshare mission were engineered by students and faculty at the USF Institute of Applied Engineering.

January 29, 2021Research and Innovation

David Miga

USF receives $2 million gift from local entrepreneur to benefit the College of Engineering

The University of South Florida today announced a $2 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students and faculty in the College of Engineering. The estate gift from David Miga, owner and president of Electronic Design Specialists, will establish the David Miga Endowed Scholarship for Electrical Engineering and create the David T. Miga Innovation Facility Fund.

December 9, 2020University News

 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, 2020COVID-19, Research 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

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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, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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