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Two-day, 'Three Little Pigs' camps at MOSI

Two-day, 'Three Little Pigs' camps at MOSI

Tampa, Florida-- Can you make your house “wolf proof”? Build with sticks, stones, and straw, and have fun blowing it down. Use other silly building materials to make your house too– even edible materials!

It's all part of MOSI's Three Little Pigs two-day camps held July 29 and 31 for two and three year-olds:

USF students to present record 290 projects at research & arts colloquium

USF students to present record 290 projects at research & arts colloquium

TAMPA, Fla.  – University of South Florida students who have spent months researching a range of topics - from deadly pathogens and drug development, to family dynamics and school success to the concepts of beauty in art - will present their work at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium on Wednesday, April 17.

New online library catalog means big changes!

New online library catalog means big changes!

Riverview, Florida  - After nearly a year of preparation, the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative will launch a new online library catalog, Polaris, on April 29.

Officials say the system will enhance the Cooperative's management of library resources, reduce costs, boost productivity, and is expected to improve customer satisfaction.

The migration to the new system begins today, April 8 and is expected to last through April 29.

Polaris will offer the following enhancements and tools for library customers:

Sea Monsters Revealed opens at MOSI

Sea Monsters Revealed opens at MOSI

Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2013 – Sea Monsters Revealed, an exhibition of the world’s largest plastinated sea creatures, made its world premiere debut at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on Saturday, March 9.

“MOSI is thrilled to host the world premiere of Sea Monsters Revealed. We believe that it will set a new standard for traveling exhibitions and has the potential to match the tremendous impact created by the world premiere of Bodies… The Exhibition,” said MOSI President Wit Ostrenko.

Learn more about the moon and planets

Learn more about the moon and planets

Ruskin, Florida -- Adults in the Ruskin area are invited to enjoy a closer look at the moon and planets with astronomy enthusiast, Craig MacDougal in the Community Room of the SouthShore Regional Library.

MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following the discussion will be an outside viewing of the night sky through a telescope.

The event is from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 PM on Tuesday, March 19th at the SouthShore Regional Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

Hillsborough County Seeks sponsors for Hack-A-Thon

Hillsborough County Seeks sponsors for Hack-A-Thon

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The first Hillsborough Hack-A-Thon  is set for next month, and county reps say they're seeking businesses with an interest in "becoming champions for innovation" to sponsor the event. 

The Hack-A-Thon will take place at the HCC Campus in Brandon on the weekend of April 12 - 14. Sponsorships will cover the necessary costs of advertisement, event space, prizes, food for the participants and other event-related expenses. 

USF licensed technologies selected for national Innovation Expo

USF licensed technologies selected for national Innovation Expo

Tampa, Fla. -The Rolling Dance Chair and the SkateCase have been selected to be showcased in the national 2013 Innovation Expo at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va., June 21-23, 2013.

The University of South Florida's licensed technologies are two of only six inventions chosen in the first round of exhibitors.