usf )? electric car charging stations W r i t i n g

usf )? electric car charging stations W r i t i n g

To complete this project, you will choose a local problem occurring at USF or in the community. You can select a problem from the list below, or pick your own problem of a similar nature.

Sample Problems

  • What is the optimal register layout for Starbuck’s at USF to reduce lines and wait time?
  • What is the optimal speed limit for roads on the USF Tampa campus to reduce accidents and delays?
  • Which brand of battery will best serve the needs of USF’s Digital Media Commons for their equipment that takes video/photographs underwater?
  • Which internet browser performs the most efficiently for an organization with tens of thousands of users (such as USF)?
  • Electric car charging stations at USF campuses
  • Assessment and use of USF student fees
  • Availability of employment and/or financial services (e.g., job application, college application, financial aid, home budget programs) at local libraries
  • Sustainable plastic waste management (e.g., water bottles)
  • Electric car charging stations at USF campuses
  • Mental health awareness and/or access to mental health services at USF
  • The variety and availability of healthy food choices at USF dining halls
  • Vaccination rates and vaccine availability at USF and/or in the surrounding community
  • Binge drinking at USF

Once you have selected a problem, you will research the problem, to include the following topics:

  1. Background information: Put the problem in context. What does the audience need to know to understand why the problem is a problem? Here, you might relate the problem at USF/Tampa is part of a larger national problem, or how the specific problem that you are focused on is related to other problems.
  2. Detailed description of the problem: Describe the problem itself in detail. What is happening? Here, don’t describe why the problem is bad. Quantify the problem and describe it in detail, from as many angles as possible. What is happening? When does it happen most often? Where does it happen?
  3. Causes of the problem: Describe the factors contributing to the problem’s occurrence. Why is the problem happening?
  4. Impacted Population: Describe the people most directly impacted by the problem. Who is the problem happening to?
  5. Past / Current Solutions: What solutions have already been tried in order to solve the problem? Why haven’t they solved the problem?

To conduct your research you may wish to use any of the following methods and resources, or anything else that helps you explain the scope of your problem:

  • Newspapers (local, university, national)
  • Reports from government agencies, universities, and/or NGOs
  • Scholarly research
  • Facts and statistics compiled by government agencies and/or NGOs
  • Interviews with experts and/or impacted individuals
  • Surveys (social media makes doing surveys easy)

The final report should make use of at least 15 sources, with at least three sources for each of the sections above.


Major Deliverable

  • A report in memo format that describes your problem in detail using all the research you have conducted. The memo should have the following section headings (see above for what information the sections should contain) and should make use of at least 15 distinct sources.
    • Background Information
    • Explanation of the Problem
    • Causes of the Problem
    • Impacted Population
    • Current Solutions
    • Works Cited

    you need to address a problem local to USF or Tampa Bay. No general problem please i thought of Traffic conjunctions Tampa bay and usf residents
    or students face for example, see if you can find enough sources and information on that, if not feel free to find best for you.

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