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CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turn 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

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

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

'Snakeman' studies snake fungal disease for his master's thesis

‘Snakeman’ studies venomous snakes to learn more about fungal disease found in Florida

Shiv Shukla, a graduate student in conservation biology, is studying a snake fungal disease found in Florida. See what he plans to do with the findings inside the herpetology lab at USF, where Shukla tests the venomous and non-venomous snakes.

July 13, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

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, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

Science Festival St. Pete

St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest returns for in-person experience after more than four years

For the first time since 2018, the St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will return to an in-person experience that will engage curiosity and deepen knowledge of science and the arts.

February 13, 2023Community Partnerships, Events

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

USF students trip to Africa

USF students bring portable solar/thermal technology to Africa

Several USF students got to experience the trip of a lifetime as they helped bring portable solar/thermal technology to nomadic tribes in Africa.

September 23, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF St. Petersburg campus offers new majors related to hospitality and the environment

Current and incoming students at the USF St. Petersburg campus can take advantage of several new academic majors as fields of study. The campus now offers majors in Environmental Chemistry and Hospitality and Tourism Management, with plans to bring in General Studies, Applied Science and Public Health in the near future.

August 31, 2022Campus News

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

Sandra Vernon-Jackson engaging with students during the STEM robotics summer camp.

STEM INQ Director to Moderate Community Conversation with First African American Woman in Space

When Sandra Vernon-Jackson was growing up, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. And on March 24, she’ll have the opportunity to moderate a discussion with a person who achieved that dream: Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to travel to space.

March 11, 2020Events

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St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest to Inspire Youth and Engage Community’s Passion for Science and Art

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of people throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired, engage their curiosity and get involved with science and art on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 10, 2019Events

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