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Gator Engineering Students Earn 2nd Place in Fifth Annual Lockheed Martin National Engineering Ethics Competition

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UF industrial engineering seniors Lia Frumenti and Haley Scites secured a second-place finish among 31 collegiate teams from across the nation in the annual Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, which required a two-day task to present the most ethical engineering solutions to a complex scenario proposed by the tournament officials.

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UF Announces Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center

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In its latest step to promote artificial intelligence (AI) and data science and integrate AI across the curriculum, the University of Florida will create an Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center. The new center, led by Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives David Reed, will be the campus focal point for academic activity at the university related to AI and data science.

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Using Shark Teeth to Teach AI

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A team from the University of Florida’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI), the College of Education and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will partner with the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland on a three-year, $1.3 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to teach Florida middle school teachers and students how to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify fossil shark teeth.

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The Duke of Hazard: Bill Lear, MAE Associate Professor Emeritus

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An award-winning inventor of novel fuel systems and associate fellow of AIAA, Bill Lear, Ph.D., taught for more than three decades in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), where he was deeply involved as a student mentor and faculty advisor. Since becoming associate professor emeritus and splitting his time between Gainesville and San Rafael, California, Lear has only increased his productivity. Still researching part time for UF, he is developing noise-suppression technology for NASA’s Urban Air Mobility program and is a driving force behind MAE’s outreach to engineering alumni around the globe.

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UF Engineers Demonstrate How Climate Conditions Affect Human Behaviors that Impact COVID-19 Transmissions

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Antar Jutla, an associate professor, and Chang-Yu Wu, a professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) were featured in The Washington Post. They discussed how climate conditions and human behaviors impact COVID-19 transmissions. 

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UF Center for Coastal Solutions awarded multi-institution grant to study Harmful Algal Blooms

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University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) Associate Director David Kaplan, Ph.D., and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study how water and nutrients flowing from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River watershed interact with tides, currents, and waves at the coast to affect coastal water quality.