USF Chapter of the NAI
USF has grown to be a strong research university with an important economic impact on the Tampa Bay region and Florida. The underlying component of USF that drives its research initiatives is the talent of faculty, staff and students. In every corner of the university great scientists, scholars and educators are teaching the next generation of students how to be competent researchers.
These members of the USF community have demonstrated truly innovative ideas or concepts that create new research paradigms and develop novel applications of their science or technology. A researcher's contribution reaches the benchmark of inventorship as recognized by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) because its discovery had no significant prior art, was not obvious to someone else skilled in the field, and had a specific use. In this case, the USPTO issues a "U.S. Patent" and officially designates the researcher as an "inventor." » Read more