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USF professor launches augmented reality startup to help bilingual students

After seeing her niece — along with the rest of the nation — play the augmented reality game Pokemon Go, a University of South Florida professor wanted to bring the same elements into children's classrooms (Tampa Bay Inno).

January 13, 2022Innovation

USF offers intellectual property, technology to area entrepreneurs

As a preeminent research university, the University of South Florida has received over 100 U.S. patents annually since 2016; now, the school seeks to boost area startups and create jobs by enlisting local entrepreneurs to commercialize its intellectual property (St Pete Catalyst).

January 12, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Innovations Magazine spotlights student successes, vital research and groundbreaking initiatives of 2021

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and groundbreaking community initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during 2021.

January 6, 2022Innovation

USF wins prestigious award for innovative excellence in response to COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, USF Information Technology rapidly deployed new solutions that aided in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and created applications within weeks that provided financial, academic and emotional support to students. It was a tremendous lift that kept students on track in their studies—all made possible by IT’s pre-COVID technical strategy (USF Newsroom).

December 17, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF team creates home health monitoring device to boost independence

Over the course of 15 weeks, USF researchers developed a wireless sensor system which continuously and passively monitors presence and weight of a person in bed, on a couch, chair or similar furniture that could have great potential impact on users’ quality of life comparable to current sensor systems on the market.

December 15, 2021Innovation, Student Research

USF Research Park Expansion Opens New Opportunities for Innovators

In the coming weeks, construction of the University of South Florida Research Park’s new three-story, 120,000 square foot building to house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, office and meeting space for innovators and both established and startup companies, will be completed. (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

December 13, 2021Innovation, Research

From clean drinking water to ‘tumor on a disc,’ these USF inventors are getting national attention

Three University of South Florida faculty members have been tapped as fellows for the National Academy of Inventors. It is the highest honor given to academic inventors. The academy is based at USF and tapped 161 other inventors from 116 research universities and institutes across the globe (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

December 8, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

Three USF faculty members selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

December 7, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

Dr. Subhra Mohapatra Named New National Academy Of Inventors Fellow

Subhra Mohapatra, PhD, a professor of molecular medicine at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was one of three USF faculty members recently selected as new National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows. Dr. Mohapatra is a pioneering scientist/researcher whose work over 26 years has been instrumental in advancing the frontiers of drug delivery and cancer treatment (USF Health).

December 7, 2021Health, Honors and Awards, Innovation

Swerving prevention method prompts new patent for USF engineers

In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving (USF Newsroom).

December 3, 2021Innovation

NSF Director, Nobel Laureate, NASA Astronaut and Moderna Co-Founder Headline Conference of Inventor Notables

The Tenth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors hosted Renowned Researchers, Policymakers, and Academic Leaders in Tampa, FL.

November 17, 2021Innovation

Sylvia Wilson Thomas named interim VP of Research & Innovation

USF President Rhea Law has named College of Engineering Professor Sylvia Wilson Thomas, a pioneering researcher whose national leadership and advocacy is opening the field of engineering to historically underrepresented students, as interim vice president for USF Research & Innovation.

November 17, 2021Innovation


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