NEWgenerator Awarded a Patent for Humanity
Created by a team of USF engineers led by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Daniel Yeh human wastewater converter NEWgenerator has been recognized as a winner of the 2020 Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Helping Community College Students Take the Road to a Four-Year Degree
A new project to help rural, non-traditional Polk State College students achieve a bachelor’s degree in engineering at USF Tampa campus recently received a $3 million National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant.
ABET Accreditation Renewed for Six Years
ABET accreditation has been renewed for the Bachelor of Science programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission. ABET accreditation has also been renewed for the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science by the Computing Accreditation Commission.  
Engineering Companies Standout at FAST 56 awards  
The USF Alumni Association annually recognizes the fastest growing Bull-owned companies. Congratulations to this year's top ranked company ComplianceQuest at No. 4, founded by Prasanth Rajendran, 1991 MS in Industrial Engineering. VIRTEX (ranked #5), founded by Brad Heath, 1985 BS in Chemical Engineering, received the Accelerator Award (highest annual revenue). Jabil received the Apex Award (largest percentage of cumulative growth and $50M plus of annual revenue). Jabil CEO Mark Mondello is a 1987 Mechanical Engineering grad. Sixteen other Engineering Bull-owned companies made the list. Watch the video and find out who they are.
Collaborative Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida’s Largest Freshwater Lake
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a team of engineers and geoscientists at USF a $1 million grant to research new methods for preventing and controlling harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Okeechobee.
Collaborating at the Crossroads of COVID-19 for a Healthy, Just and Equitable Society
A total of 35 professors and experts, mainly from environmental engineering and science fields will present on six different topics related to COVID-19 from October 16 to November 20 as part of a virtual conference “Converging COVID-19, environment, health, and equity.”
Technology Developed by an EE Research Team is Semi-Finalist for X-RIZE in COVID-19 Testing
A team of USF researchers who have been working to create a sensor system that would act as an “electronic nose” to sniff out biochemicals created by the virus that causes COVID-19 has been named a semi-finalist in the XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition.
Using AI and Drones to Pinpoint Mosquito Breeding Habitats
To combat the spread of malaria in developing regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Sriram Chellappan, a USF professor of computer science and engineering, played an important part in developing drone mapping technology to locate habitats of malaria spreading mosquitoes.
The Balter Family is Bullish on Engineering Student Success
That Gene Balter finds himself in a position to support today’s students by funding an endowed scholarship is in itself a testimony to the value of the education he received at the University of South Florida College of Engineering on the way to graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1977.
Madeline “Maddy” Richard Joins the Development Team
As Assistant Director of Development, Maddy will help to build the philanthropy program for the College of Engineering. Maddy most recently served as Associate Director of Development for the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. Maddy earned her bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics from Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management and a Master of Arts (MA) in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to her time in Indiana, Maddy and her family lived in Florida, so we are very pleased to be welcoming her back home. Please reach out and welcome her.
Robert Andrew Receives USF Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Robert Andrew, ’89 and ’92, on being awarded the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award by the USF Alumni Society. Bob is the long-serving chairperson of Bullarney, an engineering alumni event that has been raising funds for student scholarships for 25 years. Bob also received the Dean's Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Engineering Honors.
Fall 2020 Induction Into the Profession

Due to COVID-19 the College will be holding another virtual Induction ceremony for fall graduates. Invitations will go out to students in October. If you are an alum of the college and have never been inducted, now’s your chance to participate from wherever you are. If you’d like an invitation, email Janet Gillis.

USF Engineering Alumni Society Bullarney Fundraiser – Rescheduled to Saturday, March 27, 2021

Join in the fun and help celebrate 25 years of raising funds for Engineering students. More info to come.

Sixth Annual Engineering Honors Event - a New 2021 Date!

Engineering Honors will now be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Armature Works in Tampa. More info to follow.

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