A New Engineering Patent Could Help to Prevent Drownings
About 10 lives are lost each day to unintentional drowning in the United States, but a newly-patented technology developed in a Chemical and Biomedical Engineering senior capstone class may lead to personal flotation products that can enhance safety in the water.
Bulls L.E.A.D. Program Receives Start Up Donation from an Alum
The initial funding to establish the Bulls LEAD program, a technical leadership initiative for engineering students, has been donated by 1987 computer science alum Kishore Bopardikar during an alumni visit in San Francisco.  He is co-founder and managing partner of Eilises Capital.  The funds will help cover expenses related to participant activities such as team building and professional development experiences and high-impact leadership events and workshops. Through these experiences, engineering student leaders will strengthen their interpersonal and professional skills in the context of people-centered leadership.

To support the Bulls LEAD program,  click here and select Give to a specific Fund:  Bulls Lead Program Operating Fund (#220135).
Electrical Engineering’s Sylvia Thomas to be Honored at 2020 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference
Sylvia Thomas, associate professor in electrical engineering, will receive the Educational Leadership - College-Level Promotion of Education award at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference February 13-15, in Washington D.C.
USF - Jabil Partnership
In October, the University of South Florida announced a $1 million partnership with Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), the Largo, FL-based worldwide manufacturing services company.  Jabil CEO, Mark Mondello, is a 1987 USF mechanical engineering alumnus.  The gift will launch the USF Jabil Innovation Institute and will catalyze new collaborative efforts in innovative research, community engagement and talent development with the College of Engineering and Muma College of Business.
Civil Engineering's Xiaopeng "Shaw" Li Uses NSF Grant to Improve the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
As the development of autonomous vehicles (AV) gain steam and continue to disrupt the automobile industry, an associate professor at the University of South Florida believes advanced radar may be key in improving the safety of these driverless cars.
Pasco County Engineering Day
Each fall, the College hosts an Engineering Day for high-achieving high school students interested in pursuing engineering in college.  On November 15, students from Cypress Creek HS, Sunlake HS and River Ridge HS came to the College to tour labs and learn more about the opportunities available to them.  
Engineering Students Learn About the Business of Space
On November 5, representatives from NASA’s International Space Station National Lab held a breakout session for engineering students as part of the NASA Destination Space event on the Tampa campus. Topics ranged from how to get an internship with NASA (and ultimately work at NASA) to how to get a project onto the Space Station. 
CSE Women Attend Grace Hopper in Orlando
More than 30 women students in the Computer Science and Engineering Department attended this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration and Conference. Read about this important event for women in STEM.

Professor Ranganathan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ranga, a distinguished university professor of computer science and engineering, was a much loved and respected educator in the College of Engineering.  A scholarship fund has been established to provide full-time graduate students pursing a major in computer science and engineering.   To contribute, go to  USF Giving   and select Give to a Specific Fund. Enter Professor Ranganathan Memorial Scholarship (#220134).

Joe Rogers Memorial Scholarship Update

We are pleased to report that the scholarship honoring the memory of engineering alum and USF employee Joe Rogers has received enough to donations to reach endowment.  If you want to contribute to this fund,  DONATE HERE .
Ralph Fehr Memorial Scholarship

A memorial scholarship honoring the memory of electrical engineering faculty Ralph Fehr is still receiving donations. This scholarship will support high-achieving students with scholarships, educational supplies.   To contribute, go to  USF Giving   and select Give to a Specific Fund. Enter Ralph Fehr III Memorial Scholarship (#220132)
Tau Beta Pi Bent Ceremony – Friday, November 22, 2019, 3 p.m. | College of Engineering

Are you a member of Tau Beta Pi?  A new Bent is being dedicated in the College of Engineering Courtyard.  Alumnus William Collins ’80 is leading the creation of the new display.  All Tau Beta Pi members are welcome to attend.

Fall Induction Into the Profession Ceremony – Friday, December 13, 2019, 5 p.m. | USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom  
If you’re a USF engineering alum who would like to be inducted into the Order of the Engineer or the Order of the Computing Professional and receive that steel ring or lapel pin, please contact Janet Gillis to be added to the December ceremony invitation list.

2020 Engineering Expo – Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2020 | USF College of Engineering  
Can you believe that Engineering EXPO will be celebrating its 48 th year in 2020?  Do you remember your first time at Expo? Bring your kids, your grandkids, the neighbors’ kids and join the fun at the College of Engineering on the Tampa campus.

USF Engineering Alumni Society Bullarney Fundraiser – Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6 p.m. | Gibbons Alumni Center, Tampa campus   
For nearly 25 years, the Engineering Alumni Society has held Bullarney to raise funds in support of engineering students. During this time they’ve raised $700,000 for student scholarships, educational programs, conference travel grants and areas of critical need.   Find out how you can join the fun.

6 th Engineering Honors Event – Saturday, April 18, 2020, 6 p.m. | Armature Works 
Engineering Honors celebrates and recognizes significant contributions to the field of engineering by the College of Engineering's most illustrious alumni and friends around the world. More information to come.

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