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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.
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
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.
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.
The historic invitation will provide new federal funding opportunities for USF research, strengthen its role in meeting workforce demands and attract the brightest faculty, staff and students to Tampa Bay.
June 1, 2023University News
In partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences is offering a free, online course designed to help managers and employees become more well-versed in addressing mental health and its impact on their organizations.
May 22, 2023Community Partnerships
Alumni and diverse business owners star in the construction of the Judy Genshaft Honors College building
Since its groundbreaking in late 2020, nearly 80 businesses have worked on the five story, 85,000-square-foot building – about half are diverse-owned with an estimated spend on contracts exceeding $11 million.
May 8, 2023University News
U.S. Department of Education awards USF researchers $8 million to enhance school-based mental health programs
Two separate projects led by faculty in the USF College of Education and College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are being funded by a combined $8 million from the U.S. Department of Education to address mental health in Tampa Bay K-12 students.
USF’s iconic water tower is getting repaired and painted as part of an investment of nearly $73 million allotted in last year’s state budget to support USF’s Capital Renewal Program, which addresses a portion of the university’s deferred maintenance needs.
April 14, 2023University News
Looking to build on USF’s historic legislative year, students, alumni and university leaders participate in USF Day at the Capitol
More than 100 students and alumni joined USF leadership in Tallahassee on Wednesday for USF Day at the Capitol ¬– an annual gathering that offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the university and its priorities ahead of the legislative session, which begins March 7.
February 8, 2023University News
A nationwide effort to inspire more Black individuals to enter the field of engineering is growing at USF. More than 250 undergraduate and graduate students are members of the National Society of Black Engineers – up nearly 400 percent since 2017.
February 1, 2023Student Success