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Record number of summer campers flock to ֱ’s campuses for fun and career exploration

Record number of summer campers flock to ֱ’s campuses

ֱ is seeing unprecedented growth in its youth summer camp offerings, with significant increases in the number of camps and double the number of participants. While it may appear to be just summer fun, many camps offer a peek at career options and serve as the first point of contact at ֱ for future Bulls.

June 18, 2024Community Partnerships

ֱ St. Petersburg and the Florida YMCA have partnered to offer a program designed to enhance civic education by immersing high school students from across the state in local government and public service.

June 11, 2024Community Partnerships

More than 100 anti-trafficking professionals have come together to officially launch the BRIGHT Network, an online platform that helps victims of human trafficking escape their situations by connecting them with organizations and resources in their community.

May 17, 2024Community Partnerships

President Rhea Law and TECO CEO Archie Collins

ֱ and TECO celebrate decades of collaboration and innovation

ֱ’s ongoing efforts to develop clean-energy solutions and strengthen the environmental engineering workforce are helping build upon the university’s longstanding partnership with Tampa Electric by announcing the Clean Energy Research Center will be named for TECO.

April 30, 2024Community Partnerships

Several days a week, students with the food recovery club collect and transport unserved food to give to those in need. This semester, the club devoted to reducing food waste has provided nearly 800 pounds of food to the community.

April 25, 2024Community Partnerships

Jing Wang, professor of electrical engineering, and Ugur Guneroglu, graduate student, working on micromachined on-chip microwave acoustic resonators and filters for integrated RF and microwave front end systems.

New partnership will allow ֱ to advance U.S. Army innovation, bolster talent pipeline

The ֱ is broadening its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense through a formalized agreement with the U.S. Army. The five-year educational partnership agreement coalesces faculty from throughout the university to conduct critical defense research and provides student internships – helping broaden the talent pipeline for future military needs.

April 2, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Father with son and Rocky

ֱ welcomes families to first-ever community festival

From educational and cultural activities, to sports and entertainment, the free event provided a taste of the many opportunities available at ֱ and within the local community. In addition to Bulls Family Fest, hundreds of runners hit the pavement for the inaugural Rocky’s Run 5k.

March 4, 2024Community Partnerships

Walter “Wally B.” Jennings (left) and Dr. Antoinette Jackson

City of Tampa honors ֱ-led African American Burial Ground Project

The interdisciplinary project includes community partners from anthropology, business and the arts to identify and preserve the stories of those associated with neglected and abandoned cemeteries in Tampa Bay.

February 28, 2024Community Partnerships

Ballast Point

ֱ to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

The BlueTech|X Accelerator brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs who are pioneering ocean, coastal and Great Lakes-based solutions through observation technologies, products and services that address climate resiliency needs.

February 21, 2024Community Partnerships

Tampa skyline

ֱ researchers, Tampa Bay Partnership economic report finds attending college in Tampa Bay is a bargain

Workforce and affordability data are highlighted in the annual State of the Region, which includes two key economic competitiveness reports that benchmark where the area stacks up against 19 similar metropolitan communities.

February 12, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

ֱ: A Preeminent Research University

ֱ Libraries preserves local African American history

A bountiful repository of local African American artifacts spanning more than 150 years provides a glimpse into the community’s lives, struggles and achievements in Tampa Bay. Rare books, personal papers, photographs and even property records are available in the ֱ Tampa campus library, the Nelson Poynter Library at ֱ St. Petersburg and online.

February 6, 2024Campus Life, Community Partnerships, University News

President Rhea Law and TPA CEO Joe Lopano

ֱ and Tampa International Airport sign agreement to enhance collaboration and partnership opportunities

ֱ and Tampa International Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, placing a greater importance on working together to identify research and growth opportunities, form partnerships, develop talent pipelines and engage in other collaborative efforts.

January 16, 2024Community Partnerships

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