ResearchOne Oct. 11-15

Theme for annual event is “ResearchOne 2010: A Tradition of Excellence in Research, Innovation & Creativity.”

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2010) – The University of South Florida will celebrate the work of its faculty, staff and student researchers, scientists, scholars and inventors during ResearchOne, USF's third annual research week, sponsored by the Office of Research & Innovation, Oct. 11-15.

This year's theme recognizes the tradition of excellence the USF System has established in research, innovation and creativity, across all colleges and disciplines, and will showcase a wide range of activities, including speakers, poster presentations, displays, lab tours, award ceremonies and more.

The week's events kick-off on Monday, Oct. 11 at 9:00 a.m., with “Tracking the Spill,” featuring expert speakers and panel discussions on the impact of the Gulf Oil Spill and the pivotal role that USF Marine Scientists have played in this national disaster.

In 2010, the USF Academy of Inventors became the founding chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and Monday's annual luncheon will celebrate the Academy's new national status by inducting all members into the National Academy, in addition to presenting this year's Excellence in Innovation Awards.

Monday afternoon will feature Interdisciplinary Research Exhibits and a reception in the IDRB Galleria, with the presentation of Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Awards that recognize faculty who have received truly exceptional recognition of their research with preeminent awards, grants or publications in top journals during the 2009 calendar year.

From the TRAIN™ Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, the College of Engineering Research Day on Wednesday, and the Graduate Student Research Symposium on Thursday, to workshops, a film festival, art exhibitions and a veterans reintegration/Accessi-BULL event with Veterans Affairs' Assistant Secretary Duckworth, the week has something for everyone.

Friday will showcase USF as a global research university with a poster session featuring international research, and the presentation of Student Researcher Awards, at a casual lunch/reception. The College of Arts & Sciences will host their traditional Oktoberfest and poster session on Friday afternoon in Traditions Hall.

Other highlights include

· Research Clusters by the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

· Tours of USF Health Centers and Laboratories

· Research Administration workshops by TRAIN™

· BioSafety Training

· Colloquium on Latin American Writers in the U.S.

· Graphicstudio / Institute for Research in Art Open House

· Carlos Garaicoa Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum

· Display of works of College of Arts & Sciences Faculty at the Tampa Library

A complete calendar of ResearchOne events can be found here.

Sponsors include: Smith and Hopen, P.A.; Florida High Tech Corridor; and Embassy Suites Hotel / Tampa-USF near Busch Gardens


Event Contacts:

Sponsorships: Judy Lowry, 974-3181,

Event Scheduling: Lynn Cooil, 974-8124,