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USF awarded its largest grant to prepare students for federal cybersecurity careers
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of South Florida the largest grant it has ever received for its cybersecurity program – helping prepare students for in-demand, high-paying jobs in the federal government and other public institutions.
February 2, 2023Student Research
Marine biology student helps rescue distressed manatee in Bayboro Harbor
Kierstyn Benjamin shares her story of how she noticed a small, distressed manatee in Bayboro Harbor and acted quickly, playing a major part in rescuing the animal right near the USF St. Petersburg campus.
January 27, 2023Student Research
USF Research & Innovation, Florida High Tech Corridor invest in undergraduate research across USF
Through the newly formed initiative, USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor will support undergraduate research opportunities for 150 students across USF.
November 17, 2022Student Research
USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students accepted into USF CONNECT's cohort for their innovative health startup
Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Their work opened the way for acceptance to USF CONNECT's Student Innovation Incubator.
November 2, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research
USF awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to help build more equitable communities
The project focuses on the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area — home to 38,000 residents and many historic African American neighborhoods. The university will be partnering with East Tampa community members to address disparities in urban infrastructure.
October 11, 2022Research, Student Research
USF doctoral student invents wood alternative to combat inflated lumber prices
With the help of a National Science Foundation grant, a USF Ph.D. candidate, John Cotter, has developed a new product using recycled plastic materials.
August 8, 2022Innovation, Student Research
USF Student Invents Lumber Alternative Using Recycled Plastic
With funding from the National Science Foundation, a University of South Florida mechanical engineering student has developed a recycled plastic building material to be used as a cost-effective alternative to structural lumber.
August 5, 2022Innovation, Research, Student Research
USF student invents lumber alternative using recycled plastic
The material will be used as a replacement for wood to create fence posts that can last 30 to 50 years, about three times longer than a traditional wood fence.
August 4, 2022Innovation, Student Research
Local USF doctoral student honored for dementia research
USF student Rio Tate is one of 60 people in the world to be chosen for a prestigious military scholarship this year. And it's largely due to his work to better understand dementia and how to prevent it.
July 11, 2022Student Research
USF researchers say Spanish caves are revealing new details on sea level rise
Caves in Mallorca, Spain tell a story of unprecedented sea level rise, researchers with the University of South Florida found. Geosciences Professor Bogdan Onac and USF graduate students were among the international team that studied minerals in the caves dating back 4,000 years.
July 6, 2022Global Research, Student Research
Hidden in caves: Mineral overgrowths reveal unprecedented modern sea-level rise
According to an international team of researchers led by the University of South Florida, the sea level has risen 18 centimeters since the start of the 20th century. The study, featured on the cover of the July 1 issue of Science Advances, works to identify preindustrial sea levels and examines the impact of modern greenhouse warming on sea-level rise.
June 30, 2022Global Research, Student Research
USF biologist discovers ‘skydiving’ salamander
After closely studying wandering salamanders for four years, a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida discovered the amphibians have mastered “parachuting” down the world’s tallest trees. Christian Brown’s study, published in Current Biology, is the first to reveal aerial behaviors in the species.
May 26, 2022Research, Student Research
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