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Facilities & Labs

Come dream, do, make, create, collaborate, ask questions, and find solutions in our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Data Institute

The Data Institute educates and develops data scientists by providing experiential learning opportunities and supporting the research of data science and deep learning.

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Geospatial Analysis Lab

Through the Geospatial Analysis Lab, students and faculty develop an understanding of the geographic information science technologies and techniques, including ArcGIS PRO, Google Earth Engine, LiDAR technologies, web mapping applications, remote sensing, GIS programming, and more.

Green room lab

Green Room

Adjacent to the Props shop and the Costume shop, this also acts as a maker space breakout room. Come explore the small lighting and sound lab as well as use the 3D printer, large format printer, and sewing machines.

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Harney Science Center

Harney houses science labs, faculty offices, the Fletcher Jones Microscopy Center, and the Kudlick Interactive Classroom, a computer science-only space with two plasma screens and computers at every station.

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Innovation Hive

The Innovation Hive is the physical and conceptual center of engineering at USF, featuring multiple spaces that are accessible to the entire USF community.

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KUSF is the university's FM online radio station that can be heard throughout the world. Students are welcome to use KUSF as a recreation activity as well as a training facility.

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Lo Schiavo Science Center

The Lo Schiavo Science Center is revolutionizing the university's science and math programs, creating a platform for launching the next generation of innovators. The center expands student research with faculty, prepares students for the challenges of an increasingly technological world, and provides a living room on campus for relaxation and contemplation.

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MAGICS Lab is a research lab that focuses on machine learning, artificial intelligence, game intelligence, and computing at scale.

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Maker Shops

Create with your head and your hands. The USF stages maker shops feature a scene shop, props lab, costume shop, and backstage bikes.

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Media Lab

The Media Lab provides state-of-the-art video and audio production and editing facilities to students enrolled in production courses in the Media Studies Department.

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XARTS Studios, Labs & Gallery

The XARTS Studios include dedicated classrooms for Architecture and Fine Arts with studios and equipment for architectural drafting, model making, drawing, printmaking, painting, mixed media, ceramics, woodworking, and sculpture. Labs feature computer-equipped classrooms. The gallery provides spaces for class critiques, presentations, and student exhibitions.