Erin Jackson (MSE ’15) gave the university-wide commencement speech at the ceremony on Friday, May 5. Jackson is an Olympic gold medalist, a history maker and a Gator. She won the women’s 500-meter race in speed skating in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, becoming the first American to win that race since 1994 and the first Black American woman in history to win a Winter Olympic gold medal in an individual sport. Additionally, she graduated UF cum laude in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering.
Gator engineers honored in 2023 Gator100
UF alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2023 Gator100 list for leading one of the world’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!
Gator Engineering alumni address graduating students, new engineers
Two Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni spoke to graduating seniors from the college at this spring’s commencement and Order of the Engineer induction ceremonies. Tara Battle, BSME ’10, spoke at the Order of the Engineer induction ceremony on May 4, and Jenn Gustetic, BSAE ’05, addressed students at the bachelors recognition ceremony on May 5.
Engineering alumna elected for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
An engineering alumna who is a pioneer in the semiconductor polishing industry is among 10 new members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
Renowned engineering, architecture and construction tool company Autodesk invests in two UF colleges to drive student success and innovative integration
On April 5, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) received a $300,000 gift from Autodesk Inc.
Engineering alumni honored in 2023 “40 Under 40” awards
Three Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni have been recognized by the university in this year’s “40 under 40” awards. These outstanding young alumni are rising leaders in their professions, positively representing The Gator Nation through their excellence, impact, and contribution in our community and on a global scale.
Engineering Education receives gift to fund professorships
Thomas O. Hunter, Ph.D. (BS ME ’66) recently made an investment in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Department of Engineering Education by establishing the Thomas O. Hunter Professorship, with Jeremy A. M. Waisome, Ph.D. and Amie Baisley, Ph.D. as recipients.
UF President Ben Sasse announces Olympic gold medalist and UF alumna as spring commencement speaker
Erin Jackson (B.S. MAE ’15), a U.S. Olympic gold medalist speedskater, Florida native and University of Florida engineering alumna, will share her story: She will give the commencement address at UF’s all-university spring graduation ceremony May 5.
Celebrating Women’s History Month: How a UF alumna turned faculty is making a difference
For Department of Engineering Education Assistant Professor Jeremy Waisome, Ph.D., mentorship helped her pull through her graduate school journey.
Redefining Who Can Be an Astronaut
A new Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering graduate is on a mission to break barriers to space travel for people with disabilities.