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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

EOS building render

USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The center will bring a variety of new undergraduate and graduate programs to the St. Petersburg campus and is envisioned as a national destination for students and researchers studying issues related to the environment, oceanography and sustainability.

January 10, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

2021 National Merit Scholars at the St. Petersburg campus

USF St. Petersburg campus sets record with five National Merit Scholars

For the fall 2021 semester, the University of South Florida enrolled 62 National Merit Scholars, the highest numbers ever for an incoming class.

August 31, 2021Campus News

Students Frances Rodriguez and Shayra Antia set up their measuring devices at USFSP.

Students Conduct Summer Research on Local Air Quality

Two USF St. Petersburg undergraduate students spent this summer studying the health of our air in the Tampa Bay Area.

August 8, 2019Research and Innovation, Student Life

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Art Meets Science in After the Oil Spill Exhibit at Poynter Library

Nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the works of three artists and a photographer grapple with the disaster in a pair of exhibits at USF St. Petersburg’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

July 2, 2019Events

Judkins and members of the science team review footage of the giant squid.

First Research Team to Film Elusive Giant Squid in U.S. Waters Includes USFSP Professor

When USF St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins was awoken last week aboard the Research Vessel Point Sur to news that her colleagues had possibly caught a giant squid on camera, Judkins was up faster than you can say the scientific name Architeuthis.

June 24, 2019Research and Innovation

Students cleaning up the beach area on campus

Sustainability Studies Degree Provides Unique Training for Addressing Environmental Issues

A new Sustainability Studies major to launch this fall at USF St. Petersburg will immerse students in hard science, social science and business to prepare them for careers discovering and implementing solutions that benefit the environment.

May 9, 2019Student Life, Sustainability

Professor Yasin Elshorbany

USFSP Professor Part of International Team that Finds Arctic Warming Accelerates Climate Change, Impacting Global Economy by Trillions

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth’s surface due to the melting of sea ice and snow, will accelerate climate change – and have multi-trillion dollar impacts on the world economy.

April 23, 2019Research and Innovation

Kenny Jensen stands with his installation, Paths of Consumption: USFSP.

New Campus Sustainability Sculpture Installed on Davis Hall

USF St. Petersburg will unveil a new installation that highlights the University’s sustainability identity at 4 p.m. on February 12.

February 12, 2019Campus News, Sustainability

Waves crashing on a rock

Chemistry Professor to Gain New Insight on Climate Change by Studying the Ocean’s Spray

A USFSP chemistry professor plans to measure spray from the ocean’s waves in an attempt to unlock the secrets to fighting global climate change.

November 28, 2018Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Community Workshop to Feature Personal Experiences and Lessons Learned from Hurricanes

Taking place October 30-31 at the University, the annual Workshop brings together elected officials, scientists, law enforcement officers, neighborhood association representatives and those working on coastal vulnerability and resilience issues.

October 23, 2018Events, Research and Innovation

Richard Mbatu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy at USF St. Petersburg.

Professor Chosen as a Lead Author for United Nations Environmental Report

Richard Mbatu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, has been selected by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to become one of the lead authors for the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Youth.

July 3, 2018Research and Innovation

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