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Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of large planets and exoplanets

Results show that the Jupiter’s atmosphere is four times more turbulent than Saturn’s (College of Marine Science).

November 30, 2020Innovation, Research

'Incredible time capsule': One house remains from the lost town of Limona

Lori Collins, associate research professor with USF’s Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections is working with the Tampa Bay History Center and the Timberly Trust to preserve the story of the Moseley family home (Fox 13 News).

November 25, 2020Innovation, Research

USF, CDC of Tampa team up on job creation program with a focus on East Tampa

The University of South Florida and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa have come together to build a job creation program, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

November 25, 2020Innovation

Researchers Create 3D-Printed Nasal Swab for COVID-19 Testing

In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer (PR Newswire).

November 23, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

USF Computer Science and Engineering receives grant to attract and retain more women computer scientists

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering received a three-year, $579,737 grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University for funding evidence-based approaches to attract and retain more women computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity students (USF Computer Science and Engineering).

November 23, 2020Innovation, Research

USF researchers use 3D technology to preserve the history of Tampa Bay’s civil rights era

A USF researcher is partnering with the Florida Holocaust Museum to digitize several artifacts from its exhibit, “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts,” which highlights Tampa Bay’s troubled civil rights history. Online audiences will be able to interact virtually with the objects and learn about the region's racial and social disparities from the 1950s and 1960s (USF Newsroom).

November 20, 2020Innovation, Research

USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming

USF’s St. Petersburg campus is one of only seven higher education institutions across the nation to receive a grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge. A $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund is going towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.

November 17, 2020Innovation

USF Esports Fall Invitational Partners with Alum-led Company to Enhance Fan Experience

Top Inc., the innovative customer engagement platform founded by USF alum Will Cohen, adds a new dimension to USF’s signature esports event.

November 12, 2020Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Florida Blue invests in USF's coronavirus tracking efforts

Florida Blue has donated $100,000 and partnered with the University of South Florida to aid the school's efforts to track the novel coronavirus (Tampa Bay Business Journal \ paywall).

November 12, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

USF’s College of Public Health is awarded $100,000 by Florida Blue to support Professor Edwin Michael’s research to build a better tool for fighting the pandemic.

November 9, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

USF Invention Competition Founder Receives First Patent

Before she was a USF College of Nursing alumna, inventor Anna Hopen was the co-founder of the USF Young Innovator Competition (USFRI Newsroom).

November 3, 2020Innovation

BioFlorida Recognizes Florida's Contribution to Fight COVID-19

Annual Conference Spotlights Life Sciences Growth and Propels Collaboration. The 2020 COVID-19 Innovation Award was presented to Dr. Yogi Goswami, the world-renowned Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, who has published twenty-two books and over 400 peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers on topics including indoor air quality (PR Newswire).

October 30, 2020Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

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