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USF Geosciences Professor Jennifer Collins Elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

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

22 USF Faculty Members Recognized with Outstanding Research Achievements 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.

August 16, 2021Honors and Awards, Research

USF professor inducted into Florida Investors Hall of Fame for 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

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