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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF and Neptune Flood survey highlights need for education about flood risk and flood insurance

A joint survey between the University of South Florida and Neptune Flood reveals surprising facts about consumer awareness of flood risk and flood insurance, including that many are unaware they don't have flood coverage.

January 18, 2023Research and Innovation

Choosing Myself program

Initiative to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and trafficking receives $800k U.S. Department of Health grant

A research project spearheaded by faculty at USF working with community partners locally and in Savannah, Georgia seeks to reduce unintended teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and incidents of trafficking for marginalized youth.

January 11, 2023Research and Innovation

Innovations Magazine 2023

Innovations Magazine 2023

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

January 9, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation, Student Life

Family Study Center new research

New study shows enduring benefits of prenatal coparenting intervention for African American families

Unmarried African American parents transitioning to new parenthood reported better coparenting and relationship dynamics as well as more emotionally healthy babies more than a year after participating in a community-based program, according to a new study led by the Family Study Center.

December 15, 2022Research and Innovation

Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 as the fourth-strongest storm in the state’s history. Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory.

How the College of Marine Science responded to Hurricane Ian

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have been hard at work studying the storm’s impacts on the state. From high-resolution modeling to satellite imagery, these snapshots show our teams at work.

November 30, 2022Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF-led team detects toxic “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, in Tampa Bay fish and sediments

For the first time, a team led by the USF College of Marine Science assessed the distribution and concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or “forever chemicals,” in sediments and fishes in Tampa Bay. These initial results, reported in Frontiers in Marine Science, suggest cause for concern.

November 16, 2022Research and Innovation

Augmented reality for physics

Education and Physics faculty team up to develop augmented reality simulations to enhance physics education

Faculty from the University of South Florida’s Education and Physics departments are working to help students better visualize complicated theories of physics through the use of augmented reality technology.

October 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Deby Cassill, Estate Gift

Biology professor who made midlife career change gives $1 million estate gift to USF St. Petersburg campus

Deby Cassill credits the USF St. Petersburg campus with giving her the opportunity to explore her passion for science, trading in a nearly 20-year career in health care to become a biology professor. Now she is providing the institution with a $1 million estate gift to aid the next generation of aspiring biologists.

October 12, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

View inside hurricane.

Keeping our eyes on hurricanes

From submersible “pickup trucks” to “flying research labs,” hurricane monitoring programs and the data gathered are helping modelers at USF College of Marine Science and other institutions better understand our oceans and predict the strength and path of tropical systems.

September 26, 2022Research and Innovation

4th Innovation Scholars Program

Innovation Scholars Program kicks off fourth year

For the 4th year, a job-shadowing program is offering first-year students a head start in exploring their interests and career path by giving them a sneak peak into day-to-day activities in the professional world.

September 23, 2022Research and Innovation, Student Life

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USF’s Family Study Center earns multi-year community investment funding from United Way Suncoast

The USF Family Study Center’s role as a United Way Suncoast strategic community partner moves into a new era this month with the launch of a multi-year funding commitment from the venerable nonprofit leader.

July 28, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

Associate Professor Heather Judkins aboard the R/V Point Sur in Gulf of Mexico

USF professor discovers new species while part of team studying impact of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Associate Professor Heather Judkins will continue her studies of cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, on July 26 as part of a team of scientists aboard the R/V Point Sur for a 12-day research cruise around the Gulf of Mexico. The group is studying the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

July 20, 2022Research and Innovation

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