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USF professor inducted into Florida Investors Hall of Fame or her work with cacti

USF College of Engineering professor Norma Alcantar has 12 patents for cactus mucilage, the gummy stuff inside the plant, used for everything from water purification to using it in the fight against Parkinson’s disease (Bay News 9).

June 14, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

USF Distinguished University Professor Yogi Goswami Honored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

USF College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Yogi Goswami has been named the 2021 recipient of the ASME Safety Codes and Standards Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for leading the development of new safety standards for thermal energy systems.

June 11, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

USF’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Wins National Award for Client Service

The International Business Innovation Association lauds USF’s program for supporting startup COI Energy’s trailblazing efforts.

May 18, 2021Entrepreneurship, Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF Associate Professor Marie Byrd Wins Research Award

Byrd has focused her scholarship on the intersection of race and gender for school-aged Black girls and the resulting complexity of their social, emotional and academic development (Sarasota Magazine).

May 12, 2021Honors and Awards, Research

Florida professor who harnessed power of cactuses is a top inventor

When Norma Alcantar got a call last month from Judy Genshaft, the former University of South Florida president, she was pleasantly surprised to hear that she would be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Genshaft had nominated her for the honor (Orlando Sentinel).

May 9, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF professor who harnessed the power of cactuses is a top Florida inventor

Norma Alcantar has more than 22 patents based on a natural substance she found out about from her grandmother (Tampa Bay Times).

May 5, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

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


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