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Meet seven inventors who have made Florida a ‘powerhouse of innovation’

The inventor of the Segway and a co-inventor of technology that revolutionized modern day computing are among the seven newest inductees in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. The 2021 class also includes Norma A. Alcantar, an engineering professor at University of South Florida who has pioneered advances to decontaminate water and develop biomedical solutions for acute diseases (St. Pete Catalyst).

May 1, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductees

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame 2021 inductees prove that the creative spark can light a fire of innovation to change the world (EurekAlert!).

April 29, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF Engineering Professor Norma Alcantar to be Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

USF Professor Norma Alcantar - who engineered an ancient practice of cleaning water with cactus mucilage to create modern technologies - is among seven new inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

April 29, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF Senior Withers Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Three Other USF Students Earn Honorable Mentions

USF Senior Zachary Withers is selected for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Three additional USF students earn honorable mention in the prestigious program’s annual process.

April 21, 2021Honors and Awards, Research, Student Research

USF Professor Toru Shimizu Chosen Association for Psychological Science Fellow

Prestigious designation recognizes career discoveries on the function of brains and behavior (USFRI Newsroom).

March 10, 2021Honors and Awards, Research

USF named one of the nation’s top 10 producers of Fulbright scholars

The University of South Florida is one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars in the United States for 2020-21, according to a new list released by the U.S. Department of State and first published by the Chronicle of Higher Education (USF Newsroom).

February 17, 2021Honors and Awards, Research

USF Professors Ferreira and Saddow Earn Prestigious AIMBE Honors

USF Molecular Medicine Professor Gloria Ferreira and College of Engineering Professor Stephen Saddow have been chosen as new Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, one of the nation’s most prestigious organizations recognizing leaders in medical and biological engineering innovation.

February 15, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

Five USF Faculty Elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors has named to its new class of Senior Members five USF faculty members who have devoted their careers to inventing high-tech tools for a myriad of applications and blazing a trail for the next generation of innovators.

February 11, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

Cutting-edge innovations to fight disease, enhance learning win USF’s Excellence in Innovation Awards

Faculty inventors who created new technologies and applications to address COVID-19, malaria and literacy barriers are lauded in annual awards (USFRI Newsroom).

February 1, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

Campus Food Waste Recovery Project earns USF Student Success Team Collaboration award

Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Whitney Fung Uy.

December 21, 2020Honors and Awards, Research, Student Research

Three USF Faculty Members Elected New National Academy of Inventors Fellows

As prolific inventors, this year’s faculty honorees developed cutting-edge technology to fight diseases and improve lives (USFRI Newsroom).

December 8, 2020Global Research, Honors and Awards, Innovation

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

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