The Master of Science (M.S.) Graduate degree program, started in 2021 in five concentrations
— Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Water, Food Security and Sustainability, Sustainable
Transportation, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship — is a great success as attested
by admissions and graduation trends.
Dean Parayil’s co-authored book, Sustainable Nanotechnology: Strategies, Products,
and Applications, was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2022.
Solar C³ITIES Solutions, an organization founded by PCGS Professor Dr. T.H. Culhane,
won four awards in three categories at the 2023 AD and Biogas Industry Awards, organized
by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association and the World Biogas Association
in Birmingham, England.
PCGS faculty and students provided data and analytical support for the university
that helped USF rank third in the country in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking
of universities for the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(UNSDGs) in academic practices.
Established the Amy and Michael Drake Endowed Scholarship to support talented PCGS
students who show passion for supporting the Tampa Bay region’s transition to sustainability.
The Patel Family Foundation gifted funds to support summer 2022 and 2023 programs.
Philanthropist Elizabeth Moore gifted funds to support sustainability research and
community outreach efforts of PCGS faculty and students.
In collaboration with NASP Solar and with generous support from philanthropist Elizabeth
Moore, designed and put into operation Florida’s first Mobile Disaster Resiliency
Solar Power Station.
Won another grant award from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
to investigate a mitigation strategy for red tides.
Graduated two more Coverdell Fellows, a scholarship program for returning Peace Corps