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USF receives nearly $3 million to enhance STEM education
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be developing and implementing evidence-based teaching strategies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to improve student success, thanks to a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Chemistry assistant professor receives his first NIH R01 Award
University of South Florida Assistant Professor Ioannis Gelis has received his first National Institutes of Health R01 award for his research on how certain proteins are involved in disease and cancer.

CAS students heads to Spain on Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Indira Ranaweera of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Spain during the summer 2015 semester. She will be attending the University of Connecticut’s Neuroscience Study Abroad Program in Salamanca.

CAS student selected for prestigious research program in Germany
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences senior is one of only 300 students selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to participate in the prestigious Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.

USF junior selected for the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award
University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences chemistry junior Thiago Arzua has received the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award for his work on organic materials. Peter Zhang, Ph.D., nominated Arzua for the award, which came with a $250 prize.

CAS professor awarded NSF CAREER Award
A University of South Florida assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

CAS professor leads NIH grant project
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor in the Department of Chemistry is part of a team of researchers who received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

USF science club successfully launches rocket into the sky
The University of South Florida is home to several different kinds of students: future doctors, athletes, leaders, scholars and even rocket scientists. USF’s Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR) launched its first rocket, BULL-istic I, on Dec. 21, 2013 at The Varn Ranch in Plant City, Fla. ¬The excited students screamed and celebrated as the rocket reached 5,936 feet, disappearing above the clouds.

USF graduate succeeds after CAS internships
Jonathan Meadows is a University of South Florida graduate using his experience with the College of Arts and Sciences Legislative and Tallahassee Internship Programs (LIP and TIP) in New York City.

CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Monica Velasco of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Mandarin and Chinese culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 1 program. Velasco is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

CAS student receives Boren Scholarship
Shaza Hussein of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to fund her study of Arabic abroad in Oman during summer 2013. Hussein is one of only 161 U.S. citizens who will study abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship will cover the costs of round trip transportation to Oman and maintenance for the summer 2013.

Chemistry professor named Distinguished University Professor
Michael J. Zaworotko, Ph.D., who has been named one of this year’s Distinguished University Professors (DUP). DUP is an honor given to individuals exhibiting an outstanding scholarly record while making significant contributions to USF and his or her profession.

Chemistry holds annual awards banquet
Some say they’re nerds; some say they’re quirky. Nevertheless, they are often admired for their above average GPAs. But according to Michael Mormino, a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in chemistry, they’re just cool.

CAS students receive Genshaft/Greenbaum scholarship
Her name was Maylin; she was 7-years-old and far away from her home in Panama. The little girl with no legs and no parents to care for her made her way to the USF campus where she found a new friend at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Researchers rate
Every semester, students across the globe log into (RMP) to get an idea of how challenging a class or professor is, to see whether it’s worth buying the book and to get tips and tricks from former students on how to be successful in the course.

Student explores vinegar's benefits
For many undergraduate researchers, it’s easier to immerse themselves in projects that hit close to home. Melanie Kantor, a biomedical sciences senior, uses this reason for her passion toward the undergraduate research she conducted at USF.

USF’s chemistry professor ranked 20th in the world
Along with 2011 being designated the Year of Chemistry by the United Nations, Mike Zaworotko, professor of chemistry at University of South Florida, found out that it was his year as well. On Feb. 10, 2011, Thomas Reuters released the Top 100 Chemists for 2000-2010, and it was on this list that Zaworotko found himself ranked as the 20th top chemist in the world.

USF student wins international competition
USF Student Body President Cesar Hernandez went to Dubai last week determined to make a powerful statement about American immigration policy not fully realizing that he was in the midst of a prestigious international competition that would pit him against great young minds from universities like Cambridge and Yale.

Natural Prescription
The Antarctic is literally the place anyone might expect to look for a treatment for a tropical disease like malaria, but under a retreating glacier is exactly where USF chemist Bill Baker found a bright red sea sponge that holds the latest hope for a new treatment.

CAS senior featured on "Live! With Regis and Kelly"
University of South Florida senior Neil Seaver is flipping out. That’s because the biomedical science major recently received national attention--and $2,500--for his wacky talent. Seaver was featured as a finalist in the Wacky and Wild Talent Contest on the "Live! With Regis and Kelly" show.

CAS researchers studying metabolites that protect organisms from infection
Chemistry professor Bill Baker leads the research team, composed of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as professionals in the field, to study metabolites produced by organisms in Antarctica.

2 CAS graduates named USF Undergraduate Scholars
Two College of Arts and Sciences graduates received the USF Undergraduate Scholar award at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.

Chemistry professor wins outstanding junior faculty award
University of South Florida chemistry assistant professor Arjan van der Vaart has been awarded the American Chemical Society HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the ACS announced Friday.