Eleven students from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, as well as nine alumni, were selected to receive awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
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.
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!
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.
An engineering alumna who is a pioneer in the semiconductor polishing industry is among 10 new members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Department of Engineering Education Assistant Professor Jeremy Waisome, Ph.D., mentorship helped her pull through her graduate school journey.