A USF researcher is participating in an underwater expedition simulating Mars’ environment.
The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 22 missions will conduct simulated spacewalks on the ocean floor, test time delays in communication and evaluate procedures for future space missions.
Dominic D’Agostino, associate professor in USF’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, is a member of the four-person team. The team will spend 10 days in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary located off the coast of Key Largo starting June 18.
D’Agostino has researched how extreme environments impact the human body and plans to continue his research on the expedition.
One of the USF-patented methods of nutrition in extreme environments involves triggering the body to burn fat rather than glucose as its primary source of fuel. The hope is this method will help protect astronauts from neurological risks associated with space travel.
D’Agostino is the only one using this method to allow for comparison. Other crew members are from NASA and the European Space Agency.
USF has terminated the design-build agreement for the $340 million on-campus stadium project, according to an official statement issued by USF on Friday. The university previously reached a $14.8 million design-build agreement with Tampa-based construction company Barton Marlow on April 25. The statement issued by USF said “the university has informed Barton Marlow of its […]
For communications major Umaya Sakhi, rent is one of the most difficult things to afford as a college student. Sakhi said they have struggled with rent since their freshman year, having to balance schoolwork and a part time job to cover their living expenses. “There are times where I’m able to save up in advance […]
Sophomore environmental science major Marisabel Paredes, a non-honors student, said the change to access at the Judy Genshaft Honors College building is somewhat fair. “When I used to come here, it used to be really full. And I guess that it might be unfair for honors students who actually are coming to use the space […]
This year, students will have to add another New Year’s resolution to their list: completing the annual FAFSA form. The 2024-25 form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open for students on Dec. 31, according to the launch announcement on the Federal Student Aid (FSA) website. Related: Here’s a breakdown of […]
A new USF group called the Employee Experience Team (EET) will be created within Central Human Resources, according to a universitywide email sent by President Rhea Law on Tuesday. The team will investigate and provide conflict resolution for all types of incident reports, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, ethical violation and misconduct, according to USF’s […]
Eric Torres, president of the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA) and junior personal financial planning major, said a proposed regulation targeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) could have a huge impact on student organizations. Torres said it could impact groups’ funding, which is essential to running any group on campus. “Without the funding, […]