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students presenting at undergraduate research conference

USF conference showcases growth and breadth of undergraduate research

Around 50 students showcased their analysis and findings during the Undergraduate Research Conference held at USF St. Petersburg. Students representing nearly all majors gathered at USF campuses from April 10-12 to present research projects they developed during the academic year.

April 17, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

USF students view total solar eclipse with special glasses in 2017

25 years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 2, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

USF offers new certificate in fintech.

USF launches free online certificate program in fintech

A new online certificate program from the University of South Florida will teach students, entrepreneurs and working professionals about the dynamic and disruptive world of financial technology, also known as fintech.

April 1, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

A new study highlights a growing threat for sea urchin populations and coral reefs around the world as a marine parasite spreads to new regions.

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A parasite that devastated long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and Florida in 2022 has caused another die-off more than 7,000 miles away in the Sea of Oman.

March 25, 2024Research and Innovation

A view of campus.

USF’s human trafficking research lab receives nearly $3 million in federal support to build and enhance anti-trafficking tools

The Trafficking in Persons Risk to Resilience Lab is moving forward with the creation of powerful new resources to combat human trafficking and aid victims after receiving nearly $3 million from the 2024 federal spending package.

March 13, 2024Research and Innovation

Ground-penetrating radar at Weedon Island

Using ground-penetrating radar to discover the past

A group of anthropology students are participating in new research using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to help locate objects under the surface at Weedon Island Preserve. The use of GPR is part of a collaboration between USF and the cultural resource management company TerraXplorations.

March 4, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Seagrass meadows provide food for marine herbivores and nursey habitats for many fish species.

Hungry herbivores threaten subtropical seagrass meadows

Tropical herbivores, which are on the move due to ocean warming, could harm subtropical seagrass meadows that are less resilient to overgrazing.

February 28, 2024Research and Innovation

Environmental shot of Tampa Bay.

USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

The BlueTech|X Accelerator will bring together small businesses and entrepreneurs pioneering solutions for some of the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns through technologies, products and services that address climate resiliency needs.

February 21, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turns environmental impact data into music

USF Anthropologist Heather O’Leary turned her coastal impact data into music that people could understand and enjoy. The project, CRESCENDO, is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working together to create and disseminate moving music about the environment.

February 20, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Students in Road to White House 2024.

Students to work on campaign trail for Road to the White House course

A group of 24 USF students will soon embark for South Carolina to experience firsthand what it’s like to work on the campaign trail. As part of the Road to the White House course, students canvass, phone bank and see how presidential campaigns are run during a critical juncture of the election cycle.

February 14, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

St. Pete Science Festival school day

St. Petersburg Science Festival & MarineQuest returns with exciting new STEM and art exhibits

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest returned with more hands-on activities than ever before, including a mobile aquarium, seagrass maze and a shark show utilizing virtual reality. The event aims to inspire creativity, engage curiosity and deepen knowledge of science and the arts.

February 7, 2024Community Partnerships, Events, Research and Innovation

Elie Wiesel speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The University of South Florida and Florida Holocaust Museum to house papers and personal collection of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity named the University of South Florida and the Florida Holocaust Museum as the permanent home of the papers and artifacts of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who became an esteemed humanitarian, writer and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

February 5, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

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