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Students examine sediment in a lab at CMS

Students from across the country will spend the summer at USF conducting ocean and weather research

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program gives students the research skills needed for graduate school and future careers. More than 40 students from across the country are spending their summer at USF St. Pete, immersing themselves in research focused on oceanography, weather, climate change and science communication.

June 3, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, 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

Panel discussion during the St. Pete Conference on World Affairs

Global affairs conference explored how artificial intelligence is changing the world

Distinguished speakers from around the world discussed issues related to international relations, business, culture and climate change through the lens of artificial intelligence at the largest conference on global affairs in the Tampa Bay region.

February 1, 2024Community Partnerships, Events

Steps going up to old Fort Dade at Egmont Key

Exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through virtual reality

A group of students spent the day exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through an app developed at USF that digitally documents the island's rich history. The software application brings the buildings of old Fort Dade to life through virtual and augmented reality technologies.

November 6, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Coral health veterinarians assess corals to clear them for return at Keys Marine Laboratory.

Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Laboratory, hosted by USF, to return rescued corals back to the sea

After housing more than 5,000 rescued corals for three months due to unprecedented water temperatures off the coast of Florida, the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Laboratory is now ready to return corals to the sea.

October 30, 2023Research and Innovation

Streets are flooded in southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017

USF receives $1.5 million national grant to develop app that identifies climate risks in vulnerable coastal communities

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers to develop a web-based application that gathers crowdsourced data in coastal communities to identify flooding risks and inform policy.

August 15, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Town hall to focus on disaster preparedness and recovery efforts in vulnerable neighborhoods

With hurricane season approaching, the USF Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience is working to enhance disaster preparedness, streamline recovery efforts and provide greater access to resources within such communities.

May 25, 2023Community Partnerships, Events, Research and Innovation

Town hall emergency preparedness

USF St. Petersburg to host town hall to raise awareness about disaster preparedness in south St. Petersburg

Community organizers, Pinellas County and the Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at USF St. Petersburg campus are organizing a July 12 town hall in south St. Petersburg in the hopes of creating a network of assistance in the event of a disaster.

July 6, 2022Events, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Conference on World Affairs to focus on nexus between global challenges and local issues

Distinguished speakers across the political spectrum and from a diversity of cultures will convene at the 2022 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs to provide both a global and local perspective on the biggest challenges facing our world.

February 10, 2022Campus News, Events

Dr. Robert Bullard

Town Hall conversation to address climate resiliency in south St. Petersburg as part of annual iCAR workshop

Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with organizations from south St. Petersburg to hold conversations about climate justice and how residents can start building greater resiliency within their community.

September 14, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

The grant from Second Nature will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The University of South Florida is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide that will receive pro bono consulting to help advance climate action planning and projects on campus.

March 29, 2021Campus News, Sustainability

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls

Florida House Speaker visits USF’s St. Petersburg campus to unveil robust plan to combat flooding and sea level rise

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls visited the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus to announce a broad legislative package that would designate $100 million per year to offset the effects of flooding and sea level rise in the state.

February 26, 2021Research and Innovation

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