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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

USF students compete in Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Three University of South Florida students — Siegrid Pregartner, Mitchell Harrah, and Frank Nunez — won first and second place and Judge's Choice awards in the ninth annual Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge. Florida Blue Health Care, one of the largest health care providers in Florida, awarded a total of $23,500 to Florida college students at the April 29 competition.

May 16, 2022Innovation, Student Research


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