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

ֱ 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.

May 23, 2024Research and Innovation

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National survey by ֱ researchers shows voter opinions on immigration and border security, impact of politics on mental health and election distrust

Researchers at the ֱ have released findings from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes related to key election issues. The survey, sponsored by Cyber Florida at ֱ, addresses how Americans feel about topics including immigration and border security, election distrust, the impact of politics on voters’ mental health and social media usage.

May 15, 2024Research and Innovation

Hurricane Ian in 2022 approaching Florida.

Hurricane preparedness takes many forms - ֱ providing support on all fronts

When a hurricane makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, it has the potential to impact the entire Tampa Bay region. That’s why ֱ researchers across all three campuses are involved in a number of innovative endeavors and public initiatives to better prepare communities for the next storm.

May 6, 2024Research and Innovation

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ֱ history student uses 3D scans to improve museum accessibility

With support from ֱ’s Access 3D Lab, Hannah Thieryung used scanning technology to digitize the May-Stringer House, a Victorian-era home in Brooksville. She focused on the historic building’s upper floors, helping guests experience them without needing to scale the narrow 19th-century staircases.

April 25, 2024Research and Innovation

Maj. Kevin Tromly

Brain injuries in U.S. Special Operations Forces aren’t easy to detect, ֱ helping develop a solution

Through its partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command, the ֱ Institute of Applied Engineering has co-led an illuminating study that found repeated exposure to low-level blasts is associated with signs of brain injury in Special Operations Forces. Such exposure is common throughout many military careers, including in training and operational environments.

April 22, 2024Research and Innovation

Cell phone shows customer experience ratings

Stars vs. numbers: How consumers perceive online rating formats

Mathematically speaking, scoring 3.5 out of 5 is the same as receiving three and a half stars on a five-star scale. But visually speaking, the numbers don’t add up.

April 18, 2024Research and Innovation

Tremendous turnout demonstrates ֱ’s growth in undergraduate research

Tremendous turnout demonstrates ֱ’s growth in undergraduate research

The annual research conference witnessed a notable 16% increase in student participation this year, reflecting the university's commitment to fostering collaborative discovery.

April 16, 2024Research and Innovation

ֱ researcher reveals the hidden story behind one of St. Augustine’s most famous attractions

ֱ researcher reveals the hidden story behind one of St. Augustine’s most famous attractions

David Arbesú tediously pieced together the life of one of Florida’s founding fathers, whose believed to be the first priest in the United States and is still honored today in St. Augustine.

April 9, 2024Research and Innovation

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 4, 2024Research and Innovation

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

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ֱ research reveals language barriers limit effectiveness of cybersecurity resources

The study explores links among demographic characteristics, cyber hygiene practices and cyber victimization using a sample of limited English proficiency internet users.

April 1, 2024Research and Innovation

Sea urchin on piece of coral

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A parasite that devastated long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and Florida in 2022 has caused another die-off more than 7,000 miles away in the Sea of Oman. The discovery, led by researchers at the ֱ College of Marine Science reveals how the spread of a microscopic pathogen threatens sea urchin populations and coral reefs around the world.

March 26, 2024Research and Innovation

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