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Digital alibi

New USF patent creates digital alibis

The technology is the first of its kind to create and verify an unforgeable alibi that can be used in a variety of ways, including criminal justice.

November 14, 2022Research and Innovation

Woman in biomedical engineering lab

USF to receive $6 million gift to support biomedical engineering research

Anonymous donor's planned gift to benefit College of Engineering, Morsani College of Medicine.

October 18, 2022USF Foundation

Students on a toxic tour in East Tampa

USF awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to help build more equitable communities

The university will be partnering with East Tampa community members to address disparities in urban infrastructure.

October 11, 2022Research and Innovation

Exterior of MacDill Air Force Base

USF partners with MacDill Air Force Base to grow and strengthen educational opportunities

With education at the forefront, the overall goal of the partnership is to encourage and enhance the study of a variety of fields, including science, technology, engineering and math.

September 19, 2022Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, University News

Portrait of Nithin Palyam

Nithin Palyam

As an international student, Nithin Palyam felt embraced by USF’s culture, which emphasizes inclusion, leadership and student success. Once he learned about the many student organizations and academic opportunities at USF, Palyam found himself immersed in a community of student leaders.

September 12, 2022Student Success

Active coral restoration at Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Belize.

USF awarded $20 million federal grant to protect coral reef and mangrove ecosystems

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to a USF-lead team of researchers to develop a standardized approach to the protection and replenishment of coral reef and mangrove ecosystems, which serve as a barrier in protecting our coasts.

September 7, 2022Research and Innovation

Field of solar panels

Tampa Electric to invest in visionary partnership with the University of South Florida

The $5 million gift will support the College of Engineering’s Clean Energy Research Center – the largest, single gift ever made to the college.

August 31, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Foundation

Graphic of the ear

New medical technique to target cause of age-related hearing loss

A well-known imaging test that radiologists use to monitor blood flow from the heart may soon be deployed to pinpoint what part of the ear is experiencing age-related hearing loss.

August 24, 2022Research and Innovation

John Cotter building lumber alternatives

USF student invents lumber alternative using recycled plastic

The material will be used as a replacement for wood to create fence posts that can last 30 to 50 years, about three times longer than a traditional wood fence.

August 4, 2022Research and Innovation

Creating wearable technology

USF engineers secure federal funding to advance wearable electronic technology

Electrical engineering professors are advancing wearable electronics with clothing wired to connect to a range of devices, such as headphones nestled inside a hat.

July 22, 2022Research and Innovation

Cybersecurity students sit with their laptops open

Innovative cybersecurity programs poised for major expansion

Boosted by millions of dollars in new state funding, USF cybersecurity programs are preparing graduates for high-paying jobs in a field with soaring demand.

July 21, 2022Research and Innovation

Gen. Frank McKenzie

Former chief of U.S. Central Command to lead the University of South Florida’s new Global and National Security Institute

The University of South Florida announced the creation of the Global and National Security Institute, an initiative designed to further place the state of Florida at the forefront of addressing critical issues facing the nation in sectors such as defense, economic and political security, health and human security and infrastructure and environmental security.

June 15, 2022University News

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