Florida Legislature, Higher Education Representatives Discuss Ensuring Educational Access for Every Student in Pinellas County
A press conference on May 23 detailed new initiatives, scholarship opportunities and expansion of existing programs to increase higher education access for all students in Pinellas County. Representatives from the Florida Legislature, USFSP and St. Petersburg College highlighted greater pathways for students from middle through graduate school to attain their educational goals.
Task Force Promotes Dialogue, Education and Research on Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life
On Saturday, May 26, the Military and Veterans Success Center and Open Partnership Education Network held the kick-off for the Veterans Transition Task Force, a nationwide initiative established by U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis. Joined by Rep. Bilirakis, five local veterans shared their compelling and emotional stories of transition from military to civilian life at Lynn Pippenger Hall.
Inaugural Robotics Camp to Inspire Next Generation of STEM Leaders
The College of Education is hosting its first annual STEM Robotics Summer Camp for local fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders this June. The camp is designed to inspire young students while promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills through activities in computer science, engineering, robotics and applied math—as well as a bit of marine science.
Innovative Course Explores Economics of Men/Women at Work
Nearly 20 graduate students explored the historical and social context of the pay gap disparity and differences in labor market outcomes between males and females during a mini-mester course titled the Economics of Women, Men and Work. The innovative course condensed a semester’s work of lectures, coursework and guest speakers – including U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor – into five long days, totaling 45 hours.
Budding Journalists get Exclusive Opportunity to Shine Covering National Editors Conference
In a world where collegiate distinctions matter, USF St. Petersburg added another one to its collection. The Online News Association USFSP chapter was the only student organization in the nation invited to the annual American Copy Editors Society national conference to manage the pop-up newsroom.
Florida’s Premiere Anthropology Conference Comes to USFSP
After 15 years, Florida’s Anthropological Society Conference returned to St. Petersburg. And for the first time, USFSP helped host the conference, bringing more than 200 academics, archaeologists and students together to discuss saving local prehistoric sites, impacts of sea-level rise and the large-scale influence of humans on Tampa Bay’s environment.
Alumni Profile | Zachary Senz-Kamler, CEO of Monikl Jobs
In the midst of a particularly trying job search, have you ever wondered why there wasn’t an easier way to find the employers who were looking for you? As it turns out, there’s an app for that.
Zachary Senz-Kamler, a 2017 Kate Tiedemann College of Businessentrepreneurship graduate and the CEO of Monikl Jobs, developed a solution similar to online dating apps that easily matches employees with their future employers.
First American University Collaboration Agreement with South East European University
At a signing ceremony last month, USF St. Petersburg became the first American higher education institution to form a collaboration agreement with South East European University in Macedonia. The agreement promotes joint educational and research activities between the two universities, allowing for the exchange of visiting scholars.
Poynter Memorial Library Unveils Special Collections Room
A newly revamped Special Collections Reading Room offers students and researchers opportunities to further their studies utilizing rare books, personal manuscripts and archival materials. Last month, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library unveiled the renovated room and its unique collection that ranges from Mark Twain to natural history.