Kyle Reed is Helping Stroke Patients to Relearn How to Walk
A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on the U.S. patented and licensed iStride Device, formerly the Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS), with results just published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
USF Engineering Students Spend Summer at Intel, Twitter, Cummins
Three engineering students from different majors discuss how their summer internships with industry leaders have improved their experience in their fields.
Ramon Gonzalez is Making Microbes that Transform Greenhouse Gases
Researchers at the University of South Florida are harnessing the power of human physiology to transform greenhouse gases into usable chemical compounds – a method that could help lessen industrial dependence on petroleum and reduce our carbon footprint.
Turning Coastal Communities into Clean Water Converters
Researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF are preparing to begin lab work on a project that could have significant impacts on coastal communities, including Tampa Bay.
Bulls-EYE Mentoring Puts Tampa Middle Schoolers on Path to Engineering
Summer for most middle schoolers rarely involves laboratory tours, but about 40 Tampa Bay middle schoolers from the USF Bulls-EYE Mentoring program spent some of their summer break learning about nanotechnology at the USF Nanotechnology Research and Education Center this July.
USF is America’s Fastest-Rising University according to latest U.S. News & World Report
The University of South Florida is rapidly rising on the list of best public universities in America, now No. 44, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. 

The Intel Corporation gifted $40,000 to support CSE Associate Professor Hao Zheng’s research in the area of “Mining System Flow Specifications for More Efficient Post-Silicon SoC Debug.” 

Gokhan Mumcu (EE) received a $500,000 NSF GOALI: “SpecEES: Collaborative Research: Lens Antenna Subarrays and 3D Hardware Integration for Energy Efficient and High-Data Rate Mm-Wave Wireless Networks.” Co-PIs are Huseyin Arslan, Jing Wang and John Kikuchi.  Gokhan also received a $224,998 NSF grant for Electronic Photon & Magnetic Devices “Collaborative Research: Microfluidic Mm-Wave RF Devices with Integrated Actuation.”

Yu Sun (CSE) received a $334,823 NSF grant for Robust Intelligence RI: “Small: Generalizing Learned Manipulation Skills to Unseen Situations by Balancing Uncertainties.”

Kyle Reed (ME) received a $480,251 NSF grant for Cyber-Human Systems CHS: Small: Feedback-based Stroke Rehabilitation Using Multiple Simultaneous Therapies. Seok Hun Kim is the project’s Co-PI.

Kingsley Reeves (IMSE) received a $72,267 NSF grant for Cultivating Cultures of Ethica, STS-Science, Technology & Society. Michelle Miller is the Co-PI.

Researchers in the CEE Dept. received an NSF ERC Planning grant of $99,999 to plan the creation of an “Engineering Research Center on Sanitation and Water Infrastructure of the Future for Marginalized Communities (SWIFt-MC).”  Qiong Zhang and Jim Mihelcic are Co-PIs. Other USF researchers and staff involved in this effort are Maya Trotz, Sarina Ergas, Christine Prouty, Bernard Batson and Christian Wells (Anthropology). North Carolina State University serves as the lead.

National Academy of Inventors Selects Sylvia Thomas and Robert Frisina as Senior Members

Two engineering faculty members whose innovative work spans biomedical engineering to electrical engineering have been named by the National Academy of Inventors to its new class of Senior Members.
Aydin Sunol (ChBME) has been awarded U.S. patent number 10,414,475 for “Gas-Inflatable Personal Floatation Devices.”  Sunol and his research group developed a floatation device for a member of the New Zealand national triathalon team who is preparing for the Olympics and had experienced life-threatening seizures / blackouts during competition.
Daniel Yeh (CEE), postdoc Robert Bair and former Ph.D. student Onur Ozcan have been awarded U.S. patent number 10,316,283 B2 for "Concentrically baffled reactors and systems that incorporate them.” The patent is for a new reactor design for a variety of applications, including wastewater treatment. 
Ralph Fehr Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund has been established in memory of Ralph Fehr , electrical engineering faculty member.  The lives he touched through his influence, intelligence and general concern for the student body will resound within our halls for decades to come. We miss him greatly and will always remember his sense of humor.  To contribute, go to USF Giving and select Give to a Specific Fund. Enter Ralph Fehr III Memorial Scholarship (#220132) To learn more about creating your own scholarship, contact Tim Murphy .

Help honor the memory of computer engineering alum Joe Rogers by contributing to the Joe Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Rogers, who passed away earlier this year, co-founded the  Whitehatters Computer Security Club and served as its staff advisor once he began working as a USF network engineer.

Established by fellow engineering alum and longtime friend Jeremy Rasmussen, the fund will award a scholarship to a deserving undergraduate student in the  USF Computer Science & Engineering department each year, with preference to members of the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club. The fund is the first step in helping the scholarship reach endowment at the $25,000 level.  To learn more about creating your own scholarship, contact Tim Murphy .
Are you preparing for the  Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for the Professional Engineer (PE)?   USF Theta Tau is holding FE / EIT Review Sessions, starting September 17, through November 19, 6-9 p.m.  Classes are $15 per session, $95 for 10 sessions. 


ROBOTICON Tampa Bay | October 12 & 13 – USF Yuengling Center    

ROBOTICON presents a high-quality team-based competitive robotics event that inspires youth through its mentor supported, hands-on skill building experience.  The College of Engineering sponsors this event annually.  Tickets are free. Go to ROBOTICON for info and tickets. 

14 th Franz Mantini USF Scholarship Benefit Concert | Sunday, November 3, 2019, 4 p.m. - USF School of Music Concert Hall 
Pianist Franz Mantini and Violinist and Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeff Multer will present a program of classical music by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Gershwin and more.  Created by USF engineering alum Franz Mantini, this special concert benefits scholarships in the USF School of Music and the USF College of Engineering.  Go to Mantini Concert for more info and to purchase tickets.     

NASA’s Destination Space – Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tampa Campus   

NASA’s interactive exhibit, Destination Space, will be on the Tampa campus at the Muma College of Business. The College of Engineering will host a Student Session with NASA on November 5, starting at 1 pm. in ENB 109. Stay tuned for more details.

Fall Induction Into the Profession Ceremony – Friday, December 13, 2019, 5 p.m. | MSC 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  
More information to come. 

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

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