Interview by Curtis Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs In celebration of Black History Month, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is honored to recognize Charles M. Lovings, who broke barriers as the first African American to graduate with an engineering degree from the University of Florida (UF). He graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering …
Rhonda Holt (BSCS ’86) is now senior vice president of information technology at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), but before she started college, she assumed she would pursue aerospace as a profession. She shares the story of a summer job that changed the course of her life.
Edwin Marcial (BS, ECE ’92) captures drives and tech talks for his Techrides website. He has interviewed Dean Cammy Abernathy as well as leaders from Delta, Virgin Galactic, and Intercontinental Exchange, among other Fortune 500s, about what makes their companies successful.
Marianne Francois (Ph.D., AEMES ’02) was named the Division Leader of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in May 2020. Achieving this position was the culmination of 18 years of increasingly more complex work and greater responsibility. Of her success, she said, “It is an honor and very humbling to be leading a large number of scientists across multiple disciplines.”
UF will house the fastest AI supercomputer in higher education.
As part of his commitment to the importance of leadership education, Gene Fraser (B.S., ChE ’76) has endowed two teaching professorships in the Engineering Leadership Institute at the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
Students from the Herbert Wertheim College of engineering swept all four top honors in the 2020 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition, sponsored by Warrington College of Business.
Three students graduating this spring from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering spoke at the college’s 2020 online graduation celebration, held on May 3. Jayla Bradley and Sylvester Kwo represented the students receiving their Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering, while Yao Xiao represented those students receiving their Ph.D. degrees. Jayla Bradley (B.S., ISE ’20) Jayla Bradley was born in …
Each year the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, recognizes UF alumni who have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Congratulations to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2020 list!
As we wrap up the end of the year, here’s a look at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s accomplishments.