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USF student spending the holidays aboard global research ship in the Antarctic

When Hannah Hunt signed on for a two-month global research project in the Amundsen Sea in the Antarctic, she knew that meant she wouldn't be spending the holidays with family and friends. She also knew she couldn't pass up the opportunity.

December 23, 2023Student Research

Undergraduate Research Initiative commits $110K to support more than 70 USF students

The Florida High Tech Corridor and USF Research & Innovation will deploy $110,000 for the second year in a row to support more than 70 students in undergraduate research programs at the University of South Florida.

December 5, 2023Student Research

USF sees sharp rise in innovations and technology

The University of South Florida saw a sharp rise in the number of inventions and technologies submitted to the USF Tech Transfer Office—a springboard to turning ideas into global solutions and licensed products. Ranking 15th among American public research universities generating new patents, the number of new inventions, technologies and works of authorship formally disclosed by USF researchers is up nearly 25 percent since 2019. The secret behind the rise: the implementation of new tools, the help of interns and consistent, high-level performance from USF inventors.

October 10, 2023Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Stella and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the data-collecting workhorses of oceanography.

September 28, 2023Global Research, Research, Student Research

Students conduct science at sea

Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

September 21, 2023Student Research

Gilded mysteries unveiled: Ancient art meets nanotechnology in nanoscale goldbeating

Bridging the gap between ancient arts and modern technology, researchers from the University of South Florida, Clemson University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered that nanoscopic gold ingots can be compressed into 2D leaf forms, replicating the ancient process of goldbeating, but at the nanoscale.

August 25, 2023Research, Student Research

Hurricane hunting to beach erosion: USF prepares next generation for weather-related expertise

Students from across the state and nation are heading into the height of hurricane season more knowledgeable about the weather and climate. It comes from spending their summer at USF learning through a unique lens that only the Tampa Bay region could provide: hurricane hunters and beach ecosystems.

August 3, 2023Research, Student Research

Uncovering ancient history: USF team discovers 2,000-year-old Roman house during excavation in Malta

A team of researchers and six students from the University of South Florida have discovered a centuries-old house in exceptional condition during an excavation in Malta, a country located in the Mediterranean Sea.

July 26, 2023Global Research, Research, Student Research

From ponds to parks: USF researchers tackle environmental injustice in East Tampa

Students and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology and the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering gathered in a large ballroom at Ragan Park in East Tampa in late April to host a student film festival event featuring student films on oral histories the students collected from seniors and others in the community over the spring semester.

July 25, 2023Research, Student Research

USF student wins Guy Harvey Foundation Scholarship for marine science research

A University of South Florida student has received a $5,000 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award, an honor that recognizes university students studying marine science and ocean conservation.

June 5, 2023Student Research

From class project to county policy: How a student’s proposal led to free bus rides for all veterans

What started as a class project, where students tackle a local issue and present their solution to the relevant governing body, has resulted in free public bus rides for all Pinellas County veterans.

June 1, 2023Student Research

New Emerging Technology Lab will allow students to explore augmented and virtual reality in the classroom

USF's College of Education wants to ensure students know how to utilize the latest technology through a new Emerging Technology Lab being developed on the St. Petersburg campus.

May 18, 2023Innovation, Research, Student Research


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