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USF team gets ready to race in the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ across the Atlantic

Following 2 1/2 years of intense training and extensive preparation, a team led by a USF biology professor will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

November 22, 2023Innovation

IDEx team 3D scans Holocaust artifacts to create an interactive museum experience

The Institute for Digital Exploration (IDEx) at the University of South Florida has assisted the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center (HDEC) in Dania Beach, Fla. by 3D scanning hundreds of artifacts and digitizing tens of thousands of documents for a brand new ‘Interactive Learning Center’ smart table experience.

November 22, 2023Innovation

USF researchers help reduce lead levels in Madagascar drinking water

A team of engineers and public health experts from the University of South Florida is helping Toamasina, Madagascar, residents reduce their exposure to lead – a major global environmental pollutant that causes more than 1 million premature deaths each year.

November 17, 2023Innovation

USF researchers to play key role in making Tampa roads safer

Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with the City of Tampa to develop innovative solutions that will lead to safer travel conditions along busy roads within the city.

November 8, 2023Innovation

USF selected to host hundreds of young inventors from across the state in annual competition

The University of South Florida today was named the official Florida state affiliate for Invention Convention Worldwide (ICW), a competition from The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation geared toward young inventors.

November 7, 2023Innovation

USF researchers partner with law enforcement to help Florida families find missing loved ones

University of South Florida researchers, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies and the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Commission, hosted the second annual Missing in Florida Day.

October 20, 2023Innovation

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

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 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

New USF lab will help develop military technologies

The Rapid Experimentation Lab will help build prototypes faster to address national and global security.

September 21, 2023Innovation

USF leads consortium effort to designate Tampa Bay a national tech hub in cybersecurity

The University of South Florida is leading an expansive effort to help Tampa Bay secure the federal designation of Cybersecurity and Technology Innovation Hub — a prolific indicator of the region’s potential for rapid technology-led economic growth.

August 28, 2023Innovation


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