Powering the New Engineer to Transform the Future

With a $50 million catalyst gift from Dr. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim and the Dr. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation, the college has embarked on a $300 million public-private partnership that will leverage support from the state, the university and from private donors, resulting in the biggest transformation in our 108-year history.

The 21st century is teaching us how interdependent we are and what we can accomplish by working together. In a world where technology and innovation are critical to almost every human endeavor, engineers must serve as leaders, driving solutions for healthcare, security and sustainability.

Gator Engineering is poised to lead the next era of technological revolution by preparing a generation of engineers capable of solving global problems, and creating and commercializing the discoveries that will transform the way we live our lives, and perhaps even ‘us.’ 

Leadership | Innovation | Interdisciplinary research - Powering the new engineer to transform the future

The New Engineer is:

  • A leader
  • Ethical and principled
  • Creative
  • Grounded in a human-centered approach
  • Focused on innovation and discovery
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Dynamic
  • A contributor to the economy
  • A contributor to the global community.

… and we are powering the New Engineer to transform the future. 



  • Increase tenure and tenure-track faculty to 300, expanding in key research areas
  • Invest in endowed chairs and professorships
  • Retain our best students with scholarships and fellowships


  • 88,000 sq.ft. Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence
  • 120,000 sq.ft. headquarters for IT research & education 


  • Offer leadership and innovation classes to every student in the college
  • Adapt programs for more experiential learning and interdisciplinary research


Student Population

  • Enroll 10,000 engineering students within five years – a 34% increase

Economic Development

  • More startups, patents and technology licenses. More investors attracted to Florida for our unique talent pipeline

Diversity & Inclusion

  • More women, veterans and under-represented minorities working in engineering fields

Research Funding

  • Raise research funding to $100 million per year


How will you transform the future?

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Call 352-392-6795 or email
transformation@eng.ufl.edu for more information.