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Designed to address the stability and growth of the railroad workforce, the federally-funded project will be led by USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and its partners from the Center for Surface Transportation Testing and Academic Research, a consortium of universities and academic research centers focused on the transportation field.
September 27, 2023Research and Innovation
USF’s success securing defense contracts prompts new partnership to broaden nation’s research expertise
USF has become the first university in Florida and one of just a handful of universities in the nation to join a new network that connects research institutions with historically black colleges or universities.
The series of trainings is the first order to be placed by USCENTCOM under the USF Institute of Applied Engineering’s five-year, $10 million blanket purchase agreement. USF researchers have been working with military officers and civil service personnel, helping improve operations and coordination in nearly every branch of the military.
The Rapid7 Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab at USF has secured its largest federal investment since its launch earlier this year. The Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation awarded USF and Rapid7, a leader in cloud risk and threat detection, a $1.5 million grant to conduct research into effective ways for training cyber operators.
September 8, 2023Research and Innovation
Hundreds of USF students land internships, secure employment through the university’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense
The USF Institute of Applied Engineering sets up and administers custom programs that are based on the customer’s needs and then matches students with the niche skills needed for the project.
The solar-powered NEWgenerator provides off-grid sanitation technology and generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater. It’s the first unit to be manufactured since the USF Technology Transfer Office signed a licensing agreement in 2020.
The Rapid Experimentation Lab, managed by the USF Institute of Applied Engineering, puts engineers with different areas of expertise in the same room, dramatically reducing the amount of time it typically takes to build a prototype. It’s part of a five-year, $85 million contract with U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.
People are encouraged to be “citizen scientists” and upload photos of any mosquitoes that they find. By identifying the species of mosquito, the team can determine its potential for carrying diseases and alert local authorities to its location.
June 29, 2023Research and Innovation
USF to upskill soaring tech workforce with semiconductor technology and manufacturing graduate certificate program
The USF College of Engineering is partnering with Innovative Education to equip tech-sector professionals with specialized knowledge and skills in the rapidly growing field of semiconductor technology and manufacturing through a fully online graduate certificate program.
Tampa Bay has become a magnet for tech start-ups – an industry growing more quickly than the talent pool, especially in artificial intelligence. In response to this demand, the University of South Florida has launched a graduate certificate program in AI for working professionals in the technology sector interested in enhancing their skillset.
Professional development, networking opportunities elevate student experience for members of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Learn about the USF chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and how it offers a variety of programs and initiatives, ranging from professional development to events.
May 23, 2023Student Success
Hyperbaric researcher and biomedical engineer Joseph Dituri is teaching his students online while living 22 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