U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

December 8, 2016
U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer.

FIU will receive $1.5 million per year, for five years, for its Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). A combined match from the state and private sector will bring the award to more than $10 million.

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USF Earns Federal Grant to Launch ‘Seed Tampa Bay’ Early Stage Investment Fund

December 7, 2016
USF Earns Federal Grant to Launch ‘Seed Tampa Bay’ Early Stage Investment Fund

USF Earns Federal Grant to Launch ‘Seed Tampa Bay’ Early Stage Investment Fund

TAMPA, FL. (Dec. 6, 2016) – The University of South Florida has been awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to create an early-stage seed fund for the Tampa Bay Region, addressing one of the perennial funding issues that cause promising new companies to leave the area.

USF’s Innovation Enterprise, the economic and business development arm of the university, will create Seed Tampa Bay, which will invest in high growth potential tech startups that span a range of sectors. The $250,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration sets in motion the two-year plan to create the $5 million seed fund.

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Pharmacy Technology Program at Seminole State ranks among best in nation

November 23, 2016
Pharmacy Technology Program at Seminole State ranks among best in nation

Pharmacy Technology Program at Seminole State ranks among best in nation

Seminole State College of Florida’s Pharmacy Technology program is ranked No. 5 in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org).

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org is a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information. In the site’s recent annual ranking for the 2016-17 school year, Seminole State was recognized for its outstanding excellence in the program for pharmacy technicians.

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UWF hosts 50th Anniversary Gala, launches public phase of $50 million capital campaign

November 18, 2016
UWF hosts 50th Anniversary Gala, launches public phase of $50 million capital campaign

UWF hosts 50th Anniversary Gala, launches public phase of $50 million capital campaign

The University of West Florida hosted the 50th Anniversary Gala yesterday evening to celebrate the public launch of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign. During the event, UWF officially announced its fundraising goal of $50 million – the largest capital campaign in University history.

“The University’s 50th Anniversary is a prime opportunity to prove not only to ourselves, but to our community, our region and our state that UWF is a key resource for Northwest Florida and every gift is essential to UWF’s success,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, vice president for University Advancement.

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Royal Palm Beach HS Senior Gets Hands-On Biotech Experience at UF to Develop Heart Stent

November 18, 2016
Royal Palm Beach HS Senior Gets Hands-On Biotech Experience at UF to Develop Heart Stent

Royal Palm Beach HS Senior Gets Hands-On Biotech Experience at UF to Develop Heart Stent

ROYAL PALM BEACH – Royal Palm Beach High School senior Bobbi-Ann Matheson spent seven weeks this summer  in the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida as a research assistant on a project to develop a polymer cardiac stent.
“I never knew material science and biology worked so well together.” Matheson said, “I got to use materials that I have never worked with, and I liked how they worked with the cells.”
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NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

November 18, 2016
NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences at the university.

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New report says USF’s Innovation Enterprise contributes hundreds of millions to the local and state economy

November 18, 2016
New report says USF’s Innovation Enterprise contributes hundreds of millions to the local and state economy

New report says USF’s Innovation Enterprise contributes hundreds of millions to the local and state economy

The University of South Florida’s “Innovation Enterprise” contributes close to $395 million to the Tampa Bay area economy, according to a new report issued on Wednesday.

The report by the Coral Gables based Washington Economics Group (WEG), is the first in-depth study on the specific impact and return on investment for the university’s innovation efforts. It shows that approximately 1,550 people are directly employed in the USF Innovation Enterprise. The report says another 1,467 related jobs are sustained among partner organizations and businesses that provide goods and services to USF innovation operations. In all, the report says that those efforts results in $149 million in household income.

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SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute receives perfect audit

November 17, 2016
SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute receives perfect audit

SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute receives perfect audit

SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute received a perfect audit for the 2014-15 year. The results were released to the college this week. At the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3, St. Petersburg College was named one of six training centers out of 40 that received a perfect audit in the preliminary report.

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