Why I Chose UF…

Pedro Adorno
I chose the University of Florida because of the commitment between professor and students. The interest and importance they provide to the students is amazing. I also chose UF because of the technological advantages in the field of transportation engineering and also is one of the seven states that allows students to practice their experiments and research on the field.

Pedro Adorno-Maldonado, Civil Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Dylan Anstine
I choose Florida because I was involved in the institution through an IREU and it became obvious to me that the university invests in their students.

Dylan Anstine, Materials Science Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Northwest Missouri State University

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I chose to attend the University of Florida because the Chemical Engineering Department is heavily grounded in the traditional areas of research within the field, and it has a well-represented combination of fundamental and applied studies that make up the core areas of chemical engineering. Even though the bulk of my current research interests (drug delivery, biomaterials, nanoparticles/colloids) involve various areas of more recently developed interdisciplinary studies, I want to ensure that I first concentrate on the traditional foundations of chemical engineering. I believe that having this foundation of both theoretical and applied studies will be critical to opening the most possibilities for a strong research career. UF has the greatest breadth and depth of lab groups I’d want to join who fit this model, so this was the deciding factor for me to attend.

Samuel Berens, Chemical Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Princeton University

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I chose Florida because of the expanding Biomedical Engineering Department, interesting research opportunities, and proximity to my hometown.

Deanna Bousalis, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Florida State University

Nevin Brosius
The research focuses on not only fundamentals of chemical engineering, but strongly focuses on application as well, and many of the graduate students have very bright futures. Also, the social environment is very positive and supportive.

Nevin Brosius, Chemical Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Pennsylvania State University

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I chose UF due [to] current research topics in metal alloys in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Also I had an awesome recommendation from my master thesis adviser about the UF Materials Science and Engineering Department.

Wesley Cuadrado, Materials Sciences Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

joeypro

I chose Florida because of the diverse faculty and graduate student body in the CISE Department. I’m interested in Computing Education research and there’s about 3-5 faculty members that conduct such research plus I met a handful of graduate students that are working in that research area as well. Also, there’s a great [amount] of minority faculty and students (African American, Latino/Hispanic, and women) that makes me feel a stronger sense of community.

Joseph Isaac, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Maryland, College Park

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I chose UF because the graduate students and professors were very open to offering me advice.

Noah McFerran, Nuclear Engineering Sciences Ph.D., 2016
University of California Irvine

Sara Mills
The University of Florida was the one school that made me feel truly sought after and that had a really expansive set of research to choose from for Materials Science.

Sara Mills, Materials Science Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Mercyhurst College

Lydia Pezzulo
The academic program and composition of interests and expertise among faculty and current students is by far best suited to advance my research interests and skills.

Lydia Pezzullo, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Tufts University

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I chose Florida because I’m fascinated by and believe in the potential impact of the research I did as a Master’s student.

Julian Rey, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Florida

Angelie Rivera Rodriguez
I choose the University of Florida for a lot of reasons. The BME program in UF, is top ranked in the US, and their innovative classes that are adapted to be more interdisciplinary make it very attractive. Also, their umbrella way to teach and the integration of different disciplines are aligned with my goals and expectations. Otherwise, the BME program is well-recognized in industry and academic circles establishing a foundation for future collaborations, but one of the most important advantages is the economic development and research funding. Another thing that I like from UF is their clear idea of an engineer aspects and attributes: interdisciplinary, innovation and leadership.

Angelie Rivera-Rodriguez, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

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I chose UF because of the atmosphere in the CISE department and also the vast opportunities for research collaboration.

Simone Smarr, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Spelman College

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I chose Florida due to the expertise of the faculty and the strong research happening there.

Chad Spreadbury, Environmental Engineering and Sciences Ph.D., 2016
University of Florida

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I chose Florida because of the quality of research in the Florida Institute for National Security (FICS) group as well as the unparalleled quality of life of the current graduate students.

Andrew Stern, Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Rochester

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I chose Florida because I really liked how the grad community felt, and there was an adviser I was really excited to work with.

Emily Turner, Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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I chose Florida because of the passion that the faculty exhibited about their research.

Kyle Ventura, Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D., 2016
Clarkston University

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I chose UF because I was made to feel wanted and a valuable asset to the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Syd Wiggins, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D., 2016
University of Arkansas