College of Engineering to Receive $6M Gift to Support Biomedical Engineering
Five years ago, the University of South Florida’s College of Engineering and the Morsani College of Medicine partnered to advance the growing field of biomedical engineering by jointly creating the Department of Medical Engineering. Now, a $6 million gift from an alumna will further assist with its mission to improve patient care by conducting innovative research, developing impactful technologies and training students for success as multidisciplinary global leaders.  
USF Researchers Awarded $5 Million Grant to Study AI Models for the U.S. Military 
A U.S. Army grant awarded to the AI+X Institute for Artificial Intelligence will fund research to support testing and evaluation of AI for the Development Command Analysis Center, which is located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
USF Biomedical Engineering Projects Receive NIH Support
A pair of grants from the National Institutes of Health reflect the growing stature of the University of South Florida’s College of Engineering in the health-related research community.
Maya Trotz Awarded $1.5M NSF Grant to Build Equitable Communities
The award, which also includes researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, will fund a project to establish practices to improve civil and environmental engineering curriculum by providing students with training that focuses on equitable development of critical infrastructures.
New Online Certificates in Artificial Intelligence and Pathway to Computing
Two new graduate certificates will equip students with in-demand industry skills and provide a competitive advantage in emerging sectors. Both programs are offered online with full or part-time options to match the scheduling needs of students.
Seven Engineering Faculty Receive the USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Congratulations to the seven College of Engineering faculty awarded USF Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. These faculty will be honored at a later event:  Stephanie Carey (ME), Lingling Fan (EE), Rasim Guldiken (ME), Zhuo Lu (EE), Ankit Shah (IMSE), David Simmons (ChBME) and Michael Cai Wang (ME). 
Kumar and Meena Ramachandran Engineering Classroom Unveiled
Thanks to a generous gift in 2015 from a College of Engineering alum and his wife, which created the Ramachandran Innovation and Entrepreneurship Endowment for USF’s Industrial Engineering students, the Kumar and Meena Ramachandran Engineering Classroom was named. The classroom was unveiled by Kumar during a ceremony on Friday, October 21.
“When alumni give back to the college in meaningful ways like Kumar and Meena have, it represents a validation that the education they received here was a partner in their future success and they want to pass that success on to future students,” said Robert Bishop, Dean of USF’s College of Engineering.
Kumar, an MSIE '87 alumnus of the IMSE Department, is an entrepreneur and has created companies in both India and the United States. Before launching his entrepreneurial endeavors, Kumar held key positions with Applied Materials and Hitachi Data Systems.
Upcoming Calendar Events
The USF Alumni Association annually presents the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to up to eight alumni age 35 or younger who have demonstrated emerging and unique innovation, creativity and success in their chosen careers.

December 9 - Induction Into the Profession Ceremony
If you were never inducted, but would like to receive that engineer ring or computing pin, please contact Janet Gillis to participate in the fall ceremony. Deadline to register is November 9.

March 25, 2023 - Bullarney | USF Alumni Center  
For more than 25 years, the Engineering Alumni Society has been raising funds for student scholarships through the unique Bullarney event. Don't miss out on the fun, food and friends.

This annual event recognizes alumni and engineers who have made substantial contributions to the field.

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