Welcome to Mars!  Where’s the Bathroom?
Human habitation of the Moon and Mars will become a reality in the near future. Life support systems will be required to withstand the harshness of those environments plus provide water, food and waste management in a closed system. Daniel Yeh and his research team from University of South Florida recently published a paper with collaborators from Kennedy Space Center about a regenerative water purification process for space applications. The research, funded by a NASA seed grant, is based on Yeh's very successful NEWgenerator system.
Online Engineering Grad Programs Ranked Among the Nation’s Best 
U.S. News & World Report ranks USF’s graduate computer information technology program No. 10 in the nation, an improvement of 10 spots from last year. This is the highest position for the program since U.S. News started online rankings in 2016.  The graduate engineering management program is No. 6 and engineering graduate programs ranked overall #23.
CARRT Community Partnership Gives Local Students Tech Career Experience
Hands On Education provides paid vocational training experiences to young adults with mild or moderate learning disabilities or physical disabilities.
Doing Research in the Harshest Place on Earth - Antarctica
When it comes to learning how tiny sea creatures move through water, there is no place on Earth that David Murphy won’t travel to. That includes the National Science Foundation’s Palmer Station on Antarctica’s Anvers Island where he and other researchers studied the mobility and distribution of krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans that are plentiful in the Southern Ocean’s frigid waters.
Call for Nominations for Engineering Excellence Awards
Do you know an engineering alum who has made significant contributions to the field of engineering? Nominate them for an Engineering Excellence Award. Honorees will receive their awards at Engineering Honors on April 18, 2020. Nominations must be received by January 31, 2020. Click  here  to nominate an alumni.
Three Engineering Faculty Receive Excellence in Innovation Awards 
Daniel Yeh, Dmitry Goldgof, and Venkat Bethanabotla were awarded USF’s Excellence in Innovation Award that recognizes some of the university’s top innovators for their research achievements across industry and academia.
In Memory of Dr. William "W-Dot" Smith  
Dr. William "Bill" Smith, former professor and chair of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering passed away on January 5, 2020. Dr. Smith was the first department chair of mechanical engineering after it formally separated from the chemical engineering program in 1987. He retired in 1991. He was affectionately called W-Dot by his students. 

If you would like to support Dr. Smith’s mission to provide scholarships for mechanical engineering students, please consider contributing to the William (W-Dot) Smith Scholarship
Medical Engineering Professor Christopher Passaglia Discovers a Novel Feedback Pathway from the Brain to the Eye that Modulates Eye Pressure

They discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
Barbara and Michael Lancor Among the First to Support the Medical Engineering Department

"Their gift will have a significant impact on student success in our department, where we are educating a new generation of multidisciplinary biomedical engineers at both undergraduate and graduate levels."
2020 Engineering Expo – Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2020 | USF College of Engineering  
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor proclaimed February 21 and 22 University of South Florida Engineering Expo Days. Can you believe that Engineering Expo will be celebrating its 48 th  year in 2020?  Do you remember your first time at Expo? Bring you kids, your grandkids, the neighbor’s 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.

Spring Induction Into the Profession Ceremony – Friday, May 8, 2020 (2 ceremonies) | 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 Pledge of the Computing Professional and receive that steel ring or lapel pin, please contact Janet Gillis to be added to the May ceremony invitation list.  

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