Neighborhood News Bureau Chronicles St. Petersburg’s African-American History through Digital Storytelling
After several years of dedicated work, USF St. Petersburg students have launched the Neighborhood News Bureau Black History project, which chronicles the storied past of St. Petersburg’s African-American communities. Through multimedia, oral histories, digital story mapping and a searchable database, students are creating a comprehensive resource to document a vital chapter in the city’s history. READ MORE.
INNOVATIVE STEM LAB
College of Education Opens New Hands-on STEM Lab
Imagine transporting students studying Shakespeare back to 16th century England through virtual reality. Or helping a geography class understand changes to Florida’s topography by printing a 3-D map. All of this and more will be possible with the opening of the new STEM INQ lab in USFSP’s College of Education. The state-of-the-art space will allow aspiring educators and faculty to infuse the latest in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) into their teaching methods.
Join the College of Education for a grand opening breakfast to launch the new lab on October 19 at 7:30 a.m. in Coquina Hall. READ MORE
TESLA SOLAR STORAGE SYSTEM
USF St. Petersburg and Duke Energy Unveil New Tesla Battery Solar Storage System
Beneath a 100kW solar array and in front of dozens of community members and press, USF St. Petersburg and Duke Energy unveiled and demonstrated a Tesla battery solar storage system – the first of its kind in Florida.This battery system manages the energy captured by the array, which measures approximately 7,100 square feet, consists of 318 individual panels and is situated on top of the University’s parking garage. READ MORE
SCIENCE FESTIVAL RETURNS
St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest Return to Engage Families and Inspire a Generation on Science
The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of families throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired and get involved with science on Saturday, October 20, from 10am – 4pm. Scientists, environmental organizations and citizens will transform USF St. Petersburg and the north side of Bayboro Harbor’s waterfront into an immersive science experience under the sun. As always, the Science Festival and MarineQuest is FREE and open to the public.READ MORE
Online Program Launches for one of Florida’s Most in Demand Degrees
A new online program is giving students the flexibility to complete a bachelor’s degree on their schedule for one of the most in demand majors in Florida. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the accounting business sector around the country is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations in the coming years. The online program in accounting in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business seeks to address the growing demand for skilled accounting graduates. READ MORE.
Faculty Exchange Academic and Cultural Knowledge with Students, Professors in China
Two faculty members taught short courses over the summer at Changzhi University in the Chinese province of Shanxi, exchanging academic and cultural knowledge with students and professors. For around a month, Education Professor Dr. Lasonya Moore and Chemistry Instructor Dr. John Osegovic spent their days teaching in the mountainous region of northern China, a landscape dotted with roaring rivers, the Great Wall, coal production, ancient temples, modern museums and bustling cities. READ MORE.