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Eight USF Faculty Members Named New AAAS Fellows

In fields spanning psychology, molecular medicine, geosciences and child and family studies, these leading faculty members have earned one of academia’s highest honors.

November 24, 2020Global Research, Honors and Awards, Research

Researchers Create 3D-Printed Nasal Swab for COVID-19 Testing

In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer (PR Newswire).

November 23, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

USF Computer Science and Engineering receives grant to attract and retain more women computer scientists

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering received a three-year, $579,737 grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University for funding evidence-based approaches to attract and retain more women computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity students (USF Computer Science and Engineering).

November 23, 2020Innovation, Research

USF researchers use 3D technology to preserve the history of Tampa Bay’s civil rights era

A USF researcher is partnering with the Florida Holocaust Museum to digitize several artifacts from its exhibit, “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts,” which highlights Tampa Bay’s troubled civil rights history. Online audiences will be able to interact virtually with the objects and learn about the region's racial and social disparities from the 1950s and 1960s (USF Newsroom).

November 20, 2020Innovation, Research

New research building on track to finish initial construction, begin leasing process

After the initial groundbreaking for the project March 7, construction for the new three-story, 120,000-square-foot research building at the intersection of Spectrum Boulevard and Fowler Avenue began in April as expected and continues to go down its planned timeline (USF Oracle).

November 19, 2020Research

Three USF Faculty Members Named to Prestigious Clarivate’s Annual Highly Cited Researchers List 

Three USF professors are among the ranks of the world’s most influential researchers for 2020.

November 18, 2020Global Research, Honors and Awards

USF-led geosciences team discovers Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes

A lava tube in the El Malpais National Monument yields centuries-old insights of survival in the face of harsh climate change (USF Newsroom).

November 18, 2020Research

Graphable Receives National Science Foundation Grant with Goal of Early Infectious Disease Detection

Graphable, along with the University of South Florida, has received a National Science Foundation grant focused on the utilization of advanced mathematical concepts and their application in predictive analysis and in identifying patterns and trends present when faced with early disease detection and prevention initiatives (IT News Online).

November 17, 2020Health, Research

USF and NOAA Launch Cooperative Ocean Mapping Center

The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science has been awarded a five-year, US$9 million cooperative agreement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey to launch the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (Hydro International).

November 17, 2020Research

USF Sarasota-Manatee magazine highlights faculty research

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus has published the third edition of Research: USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus, an annual publication that highlights the variety and depth of faculty research being performed at the campus (Sarasota Herald-Tribune).

November 17, 2020Research

USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming

USF’s St. Petersburg campus is one of only seven higher education institutions across the nation to receive a grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge. A $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund is going towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.

November 17, 2020Innovation

USF Esports Fall Invitational Partners with Alum-led Company to Enhance Fan Experience

Top Inc., the innovative customer engagement platform founded by USF alum Will Cohen, adds a new dimension to USF’s signature esports event.

November 12, 2020Entrepreneurship, Innovation

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