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Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

Students conduct science at sea

Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II, giving them the opportunity to apply skills they’ve learned in the classroom to hands-on field studies at sea.

September 20, 2023Research and Innovation

Students meet with their Innovation Scholar mentors at last year's kickoff event.

Innovation Scholars Program celebrates five years of matching first-year college students with professional mentors for career exploration

For the fifth 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 peek into the day-to-day activities of the professional world.

September 13, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships

Students in planner-in-residence class meet with stakeholder to discuss Innovation District for master plan.

First planner-in-residence class receives award for collaboration with St. Petersburg Innovation District

An innovative planner-in-residence class that developed a neighborhood master plan for the St. Petersburg Innovation District will receive an outstanding student project award from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association on September 6.

September 6, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

A trained psychology student administers a cognitive assessment.

Memory screening program provides hands-on experience for students and important service to the community

Trained students have administered hundreds of confidential cognitive assessments to members of the community through a program that gives budding psychologists experience offering memory screenings.

September 5, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

USF Summer Commencement

USF to confer more than 2,400 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies on Aug. 5

Graduates include 19 students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 85 student veterans, and includes graduates from 36 states and 71 nations. This marks the first group of students to graduate since USF joined the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).

July 31, 2023Campus News

Andrii Kostyrko, a 2023 Summer Commencement graduate.

Despite war and concern for loved ones back home, graduating student excels academically to achieve goal

While striving for his bachelor’s degree, war broke out in Andrii Kostyrko's home country of Ukraine. For nearly a year and a half, Kostyrko lived with the uncertainty and fear created by the war. Despite these circumstances, he has excelled and will be graduating summa cum laude.

July 31, 2023Campus News

PSTA conference

From class project to county policy: How a student’s proposal led to free bus rides for all veterans

What started as a class project, where students tackle a local issue and present their solution to the relevant governing body, has resulted in free public bus rides for all Pinellas County veterans.

June 1, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

Global classroom wins partnerships award.

Global classroom collaboration with Moldova wins international partnerships award

A global classroom experience that brought together USF students with peers in Moldova to conduct joint research while an international humanitarian crisis was unfolding nearby received the inaugural International Partnerships Award from two political science associations.

May 11, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Graduating student wins national prize for research into local Black cemetery and unmarked graves

A USF student’s research on unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery, a historical Black cemetery in St. Petersburg, was awarded the Florida Historical Society’s prize for best undergraduate paper on Florida history.

May 3, 2023Research and Innovation

Commencement profile on Blair Wood Jones

The road to graduation: A student's inspiring journey to success

Blair Wood Jones grew up in an area where getting a basic education was a challenge. But Jones persevered, becoming the salutatorian of her high school, an advocate for educational access and excelling at USF, where she is now graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

May 2, 2023Campus News

Spring Commencement 2023

USF to confer more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies, May 5-7

The University of South Florida will award more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7. The group features 110 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, 211 student veterans and includes graduates from 46 states and 98 nations and four U.S. territories.

May 1, 2023Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Providing real-world experience of being a scientist

The environmental field methods course at USF St. Petersburg is designed to give aspiring scientists real-world experience collecting samples in the field and analyzing data in the lab.

April 21, 2023Research and Innovation

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