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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.
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 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.
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
USF Engineering Institute Awarded Contract with U.S. Special Operations Command Worth up to $85 Million
The University of South Florida Institute of Applied Engineering and U.S. Special Operations Command have entered into a new contract that paves the way for researchers and students to collaborate with SOCOM to help solve significant challenges facing the nation.
February 19, 2020Research and Innovation