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USF School of Geosciences Professor Jennifer Collins has been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in recognition of her contributions to understanding weather, climate and hurricanes and their societal impacts, while leading creative undergraduate research programs and bringing cutting-edge weather science to the community.
August 31, 2021Honors and Awards
The pandemic could not divert USF’s top faculty researchers from making big discoveries that shape our understanding of the past, present and future.
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).
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.
The International Business Innovation Association lauds USF’s program for supporting startup COI Energy’s trailblazing efforts.
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).
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).
Norma Alcantar has more than 22 patents based on a natural substance she found out about from her grandmother (Tampa Bay Times).
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).
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame 2021 inductees prove that the creative spark can light a fire of innovation to change the world (EurekAlert!).
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.
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.
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