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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

With community help, USF developing app to show neighborhood-level flooding, climate risks

University of South Florida researchers are developing a new app that will use photographs of post-storm flooding and other community-submitted information to better identify flooding threats and climate vulnerability down to the neighborhood level.

October 18, 2023Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

New sea slug species named after retired USF biology professor

The next time you head to the coast to enjoy the Tampa Bay waters, you may stumble upon a Cyerce piercei – a recently discovered sea slug species that is being named after Sidney “Skip” Pierce, emeritus professor of integrative biology at the University of South Florida.

October 18, 2023Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Florida Center for PAInT director awarded $2.6 million grant to bring arts-integrated pedagogy to civics classrooms

Denise Davis-Cotton, the director of the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching (PAInT), received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a professional development program for educators who teach social studies in elementary and middle schools that serve low-socioeconomic status households and communities.

October 10, 2023Innovation

USF sees sharp rise in innovations and technology

The University of South Florida saw a sharp rise in the number of inventions and technologies submitted to the USF Tech Transfer Office—a springboard to turning ideas into global solutions and licensed products. Ranking 15th among American public research universities generating new patents, the number of new inventions, technologies and works of authorship formally disclosed by USF researchers is up nearly 25 percent since 2019. The secret behind the rise: the implementation of new tools, the help of interns and consistent, high-level performance from USF inventors.

October 10, 2023Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

USF dementia prevention research

University of South Florida continues landmark dementia prevention research with NIH award

Researchers at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus have received a grant across the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Aging to continue ground breaking work in dementia prevention through a clinical research study called Active Mind.

September 28, 2023Research

What Lies Beneath exhibit

'What Lies Beneath' exhibit showcases investigation of unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County

The exhibit includes mixed media sculptures, historic and modern photographs, archival documents, and maps depicting the approximate locations of newly re-discovered burial grounds in order to help convey the story of the buried past.

September 28, 2023Research

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Stella and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the data-collecting workhorses of oceanography.

September 28, 2023Global Research, Research, Student Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Sylvia Thomas named to Top 50 Women Leaders in Education

USF Professor in Electrical Engineering and VP of Research & Innovation Sylvia Wilson Thomas ranks No. 13 on list compiled by Women We Admire.

September 27, 2023Honors and Awards

USF receives $17M federal grant to help boost railroad workforce

The University of South Florida has been awarded a $17 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program.

September 27, 2023Research

Professor Christian Wells visiting Aaran's Pond

USF researchers secure $1.5 million federal grant to improve water quality and reduce runoff into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of South Florida is working to protect the environment by preventing pollution from seeping into a local stormwater pond that flows into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

September 21, 2023Innovation

Student diving

Students conduct science at sea

Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

September 21, 2023Student Research

Defense contract

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 (HBCUs).

September 21, 2023Research


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