Sunday, May 26, 2019

Billionaire’s $100M gift to SoFla university funneled to STEM efforts

A $100 million gift to the University of Miami by Dr. Phillip Frost, South Florida billionaire and CEO of biotechnology firm Opko Health(Nasdaq: OPK), will be used to create the Frost Institute for Science...

UWF to disburse $5M in economic development funding

The University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development has $5 million for companies relocating or expanding to the Gulf Coast and who create jobs while doing so. The money comes from...

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship names director

The University of West Florida announces Joel R. “Rick” Duke as founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of West Florida College of Business. In July 2015, UWF announced...

A record-breaking year for moving UF technologies to market

he University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year’s total of 85 licenses...

Trigaux: Closing Iron Yard coding school hits area tech hard but leaders talk of...

The coming shutdown this fall of the Iron Yard software coding school in downtown St. Petersburg — announced this month as part of a national closing of all 15 Iron Yard...

Miami Mini Maker Faire, now a 2-day festival, announces dates, new venue

Maker movement enthusiasts of all ages, save the dates: The Miami Mini Maker Fairereturns for  a  two-day festival Feb. 20-21, 2016. Expecting more than 5,000 attendees, the third Maker Faire will gather at the...

Game-changer for student businesses

Two student-run companies have acquired high-traffic retail space in the Reitz Student Union for a full academic year. The companies, Atheris Games and Raw Moment Studios, were selected through an innovative business...

FIEA gives Orlando video-game development students ‘hands-on’ experience

When the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy opened its doors, Ben Noel said the general public had a misconception about video game developers. But 10 years later, the school's executive director says it...

USF’s latest award signals a path to preeminence

The University of South Florida is one of three universities being honored this month for its work improving graduation rates among students. USF will receive a Retention Excellence Award at the National...

U.S. News & World Report: UCF only Florida school among nation’s ‘most innovative’

The University of Central Florida was ranked the No. 25 most innovative university in the nation, alongside Harvard, Stanford and Duke universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's guide,...
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