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AAU membership brings extraordinary benefits

The historic invitation provides new federal funding opportunities for USF research, strengthens our role in meeting workforce demands and attracts the brightest faculty, staff and students to Tampa Bay.

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USF graduates, families embrace long-awaited commencement traditions

Friends and families filled USF鈥檚 Yuengling Center to watch their 2024 graduates walk across the stage 鈥 fulfilling a long-awaited dream for many after the pandemic canceled their high school graduation ceremonies.

Student Success

USF engineering student takes top prize in Department of Defense national cyber competition

The U.S. Department of Defense challenged the country鈥檚 top cybersecurity minds in a skills competition. CyberHerd team captain and computer science and engineering student Waseem Albaba came out on top, defeating 3,000 competitors.

Research

USF researcher unlocking mysteries of brain development with advanced imaging and virtual reality

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project promises to unveil the mysteries of how the brain is wired, offering hope for improved disease and injury treatments.

USF joins AAU

USF鈥檚 historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a 鈥渂est-kept secret鈥 to an unprecedented new level. Joining the AAU is a tremendous milestone for USF as it formalizes USF's position as a leading research university. USF is the first public university in 91社区 to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of only two institutions from the State University System of 91社区 to serve as an AAU member.

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