Monday, July 16, 2018
Florida Tech’s Perez Awarded $750,000 Grant for Solar Research

Jean Carlos Perez, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), has been awarded a five-year, nearly $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER program. One of the agency’s most competitive awards, the grant will fund Perez’s work on the theoretical understanding of solar wind turbulence near the Sun – a topic that will be in the spotlight soon with the Parker Solar Probe mission to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in August. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Research Team Engineers a Better Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Lee Woodcock, a University of South Florida researcher, is part of an international team of researchers who are working to further improve the enzyme PETase to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. ..

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
USF Receives $12M Endowment for Patel College of Global Sustainability

Drs. Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel have donated $12 million to the University of South Florida in a new endowment aimed at creating the Patel College of Global Sustainability, expanding on nearly a decade of world-leading applied research to advance sustainability around the globe and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. ..

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
USF Receives Top Accolade for Environmental Action

Excellence in effecting environmental change has earned the University of South Florida national recognition with a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. Given to select schools for “unparalleled campus innovation and climate leadership” on behalf of the nearly 700 institutions endorsing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), it is regarded as the highest accolade for sustainability efforts in higher education. ..

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