CUTR Awarded $7.5M to Establish New National University Transportation Center
USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research received a $7.5M grant to establish a national university transportation center (UTC) aimed at advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges. 
The Institute of Applied Engineering Awarded $5.2M Grant from Hillsborough County to Create High Tech Jobs
The Hillsborough County Commission in Tampa is putting $5.2M into the University of South Florida’s Institute of Applied Engineering in a bid to attract more technology players to the neighborhood and create high-tech jobs. 
Engineering Alum Creates Scholarship Honoring his Father
Dennis Blankenship '87 believes in the power of giving and he's paying it forward by establishing the Norman N. Blankenship Family Scholarship for Engineering. 
College of Engineering Hosts the 126 th ASEE Conference and Exposition in Tampa
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) held its annual conference in Tampa, with the University of South Florida as the event’s co-host university.  
Honorable:  USF Gala to Honor Veterans
Dean Robert Bishop presented USF electrical engineering  senior Lance Landrum with the first-ever Veterans Support Fund for Engineers scholarship at the May 8, 2019 inaugural HONORABLE: USF Gala to Honor Veterans co-hosted by  the USF Office of Veteran Success.  Landrum is an Army veteran of the  101 st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Screaming Eagles. 
U.S. Representative Kathy Castor Visits Center for Urban Transportation Research
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor visited CUTR to speak to researchers and students about their work in solving America’s most pressing transportation issues and to take a short tour of the center.
USF Admissions is featuring some engineering alums
in their latest promotional videos.

Michael Esteban, ’14 
Civil Engineering 
Lockheed Martin’s JB Wright, ’05 and Tiana Jameson, ’17
Industrial Engineering
Feature Video about the Center for Assistive and
Rehabilitation and Robotics Technologies 

From robotics to virtual reality, the researchers at CARRT assist people with
disabilities and limitations in their daily lives. See their latest research
projects in the center’s recent feature video. 
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has selected CUTR Director Robert Bertini to serve as chair of her transportation advisory team.  
  • Rangachar Kasturi, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Paul Schnitzler, Instructor in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

  • Richard Gitlin, Professor in Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering Development Officers recently attended the wedding of Doug and Marta Sonosky in Cocoa Beach on May 25. Doug graduated from the USF College of Engineering in 1990 with a degree in electrical engineering. Congrats to the happy couple!
May 23-August 9:  College of Engineering Summer 2019 Campus Tours
Do you know a high school student who is interested in USF’s College of Engineering?  Bring them to campus for a personalized tour. Fall tours begin August 23

November 5-6: NASA’s Destination Station will visit USF Tampa Campus  
Stay tuned for more info!
December 13: Fall Induction into the Profession
If you’re a USF engineering alum who would like to be inducted into the Oath of the Engineer and receive that steel ring for your working hand, please contact Janet Gillis ( ) to be added to the December ceremony invitation list.
February 21-22, 2020 Engineering Expo
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 grand kids, the neighbors’ kids and join the fun at the College of Engineering on the Tampa campus.
March 28, 2020 EAS Bullarney
The Engineering Alumni Association annual fundraising event held at the USF Alumni Association.  More info to come.
April 18, 2020 6th Annual Engineering Honors
The College’s annual awards event will be held at Armature Works. Stayed tuned. 
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