Students Take GIS Skills to USGS

An understanding of geographic information system (GIS) applications makes USFSP interns at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) especially valuable. Two Environmental Science, Policy & Geography students, Steven Douglas and Joseph Terrano, are working with USGS staff this summer on computer-aided mapping projects to identify coastal hazards. “Steven and Joseph are working to collect and analyze data in our geodatabase, producing … Continue reading

USFSP’s Journalism Chair Awarded Fulbright

Deni Elliott, D.Ed., Chair of USFSP’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies, has been awarded a coveted appointment on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. This means, that for a period of five years, Elliott is eligible to share her expertise in digital communication ethics with professional organizations and institutions of higher education throughout the world with Fulbright funding. Elliott hopes to work … Continue reading

USFSP Names New Regional Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration

USF St. Petersburg (USFSP) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska has appointed Chitra Iyer, J.D., as Regional Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration (RAVCA). Iyer will provide the leadership for all human resources functions, and for administration of the Office of the Regional Chancellor, to include managing the flow of the USFSP Strategic Plan, which will be submitted for approval to the USF … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg Grad Wins Tampa Bay Car Giveaway

USFSP’s recent Student Government President and USF Trustee, Mark Lombardi Nelson, received the surprise of his life and the keys to a new car, having won a contest that aims to reward a deserving college grad.  

USFSP Partners With Police on New Internship

Police work is different these days. Like so many fields, law enforcement is developing ways to use new technologies to increase effectiveness and efficiencies. The St. Petersburg Police Department is using technology to improve public safety perception, prevent or deter crime and  enhance the City’s social capital overall. Research skills, data mapping and analysis have become critical to the work. … Continue reading