Top 5 Stories of February 2012

News with Impact: Top Five Stories of the Month

The focus in February was on partnerships, including a new MBA program, research on red tide and opportunities at Busch Gardens.



USF Students Develop Apps for Windows Smartphones

Friday, February 10, 2012

Four students won a campus contest for Windows smartphone app development. They met with Microsoft representatives, including the president of Microsoft for North America, at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel on St. Pete Beach to show off the apps they developed from scratch.

Business Partnerships


USF, Tampa Bay Lightning Launch MBA Program

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Made possible by a partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and The Lightning Foundation, USF’s College of Business will offer an MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management, a two-year degree program emphasizing the business fundamentals of the sports and entertainment industry and providing graduate students with paid internships to help them experience how those lessons play out in the industry.



A Joint Attack on Red Tide

Monday, February 13, 2012

A cooperative effort between the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science and scientists in Mexico has united scientists in studying red tide, the toxic Karenia brevis algae which can cause major health problems and wreak economic havoc on beach communities all along the Gulf shores.

Community Engagement


The Sweet Smell of Inventions

Saturday, February 11, 2011

A device that uses UV light to kill smelly and potentially dangerous bacteria on kitchen sponges, a holiday tree watering system disguised as an ornament and a easier way to charge smart phones were the winning inventions Friday at the University of South Florida Young Innovator Competition.

Community Partnerships


USF and Busch Gardens: A Good Partnership

Monday, February 13, 2012

The University of South Florida and Busch Gardens are a little more than a roller coaster away from each other. Some USF students intern at the entertainment park, and some USF graduates have found a career there.