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AAU membership helping accelerate USF’s impact

Throughout the last year, USF’s membership in the Association of American Universities has become a springboard to an array of benefits. From the successful recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and students to more corporations and community organizations inquiring and establishing new partnerships with the university – AAU membership is fueling USF’s momentum in significant ways.

May 28, 2024University News

President Rhea Law and TECO CEO Archie Collins

USF and TECO celebrate decades of collaboration and innovation

USF’s ongoing efforts to develop clean-energy solutions and strengthen the environmental engineering workforce are helping build upon the university’s longstanding partnership with Tampa Electric by announcing the Clean Energy Research Center will be named for TECO.

April 30, 2024Community Partnerships

Maj. Kevin Tromly

Brain injuries in U.S. Special Operations Forces aren’t easy to detect, USF helping develop a solution

Through its partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command, the USF Institute of Applied Engineering has co-led an illuminating study that found repeated exposure to low-level blasts is associated with signs of brain injury in Special Operations Forces. Such exposure is common throughout many military careers, including in training and operational environments.

April 22, 2024Research and Innovation

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USF to lead statewide initiative to address shortage of mental health professionals

USF was recently awarded $5 million in recurring funds to create the Florida Center for Behavioral Health Workforce to enhance recruitment and retention efforts and expand pathways to behavioral health professions.

April 15, 2024University News

Students in stands at USF Football game

USF football Spring Game sold-out as enthusiasm builds for on-campus stadium

It's USF Week and the excitement over the new on-campus stadium is especially apparent as USF football’s Spring Game at Corbett Stadium on Saturday is a sellout.

April 11, 2024USF Athletics

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USF an industry leader in generative AI

Microsoft selected USF to be one of the first institutions to test new AI software, helping the university expedite a variety of processes. Its nimble approach inspired the tech company to prominently feature USF as educators and leaders from across the globe advance workforce readiness in the era of AI.

April 10, 2024University News

Jing Wang, professor of electrical engineering, and Ugur Guneroglu, graduate student, working on micromachined on-chip microwave acoustic resonators and filters for integrated RF and microwave front end systems.

New partnership will allow USF to advance U.S. Army innovation, bolster talent pipeline

The University of South Florida is broadening its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense through a formalized agreement with the U.S. Army. The five-year educational partnership agreement coalesces faculty from throughout the university to conduct critical defense research and provides student internships – helping broaden the talent pipeline for future military needs.

April 2, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

Research funding awarded to USF reached an all-time high of $692 million in fiscal year 2023, representing an increase of nearly 27% from the previous year and elevating USF’s stature as one of the nation’s most research-intensive universities.

March 18, 2024Research and Innovation

Top military leaders, cybersecurity experts address AI during national security conference at USF

Top military leaders, cybersecurity experts address AI during national security conference at USF

In partnership with U.S. Central Command, USF is hosting “AI in the Era of Strategic Competition,” an interdisciplinary conference March 5-7 that brings together senior military officials, private industry and USF’s leading AI faculty experts.  

March 5, 2024University News

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USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

The BlueTech|X Accelerator brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs who are pioneering ocean, coastal and Great Lakes-based solutions through observation technologies, products and services that address climate resiliency needs.

February 21, 2024Community Partnerships

Researcher in lab

USF research expenditures up 14%, surging to more than $461 million

From advancements in health care to cybersecurity to K-12 education, the University of South Florida’s research enterprise continues to achieve tremendous growth, including funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

February 13, 2024Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Stroke therapy shoe invented at USF empowers patients’ recovery

New research finds the iStride device improves gait speed and symmetry within one week of use. Its success inspired a stroke patient to fly in from Mexico for therapy. She’s now climbing stairs, dancing and taking walks with friends.

January 17, 2024Research and Innovation

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