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UF’s Gatr2 Vex Robotics Team Wins The Texas VexU Qualifier

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 Each year, 300 university-level teams from more than 50 countries compete in qualifiers as they head towards the Vex Robotics World Championships. Cameron Soviero, Captain of the Gator VEX Robotics team, has reported in on the UF team’s recent win that puts them in a top spot. “This past weekend, with the help of numerous UF faculty and students, the …

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Provost Joe Glover: UF’s New AI Supercomputer Will Change How Students Learn

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UF in July announced a $100-million public-private partnership with NVIDIA that will catapult UF’s research strength to address some of the world’s most formidable challenges, create unprecedented access to AI training and tools for under-represented communities, and build momentum for transforming the future of the workforce.

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2020-2021 Awards for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

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The Herbert Wertheim College Awards recognize faculty, staff, and students receiving UF and/or college awards in the 2020-2021 academic year and celebrate together the excellence of Gator Engineering and the fundamental values of our college. Congratulations to the following awardees! 2020-2021 Faculty AwardeesInternational Educator of the Year Junior Faculty Award: Pingchien Neo, M.S. Senior Faculty Award: Oana Cazacu, Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation …

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FICS Researchers Patent “Universal Testing Technique” to Detect Counterfeit Chips

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This story was originally published on the ECE news website. An article recently published in the Academic Times profiled exciting new technology patented by researchers at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research which promises a new way to detect recycled (previously used) and counterfeit electronic parts, especially chips. The technology created by ECE Associate Professor Domenic Forte and ECE Associate Professor …

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UF Engineers Develop New Membrane that Improves Blood Dialysis

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Researchers from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, led by Saeed Moghaddam, Knox T. Millsaps Professor in MAE, have developed a new hemodialysis membrane made of graphene oxide (GO), a single-atomic layered material, which has the promise of revolutionizing treatments for kidney dialysis patients.

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With New Study, Allen Makes a Case for Cell Sex Reporting as Industry Standard

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Josephine Allen, Ph.D., MSE, and her team comprised of MSE Ph.D. candidate and NIH Predoctoral Fellow Bryan James and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering undergrad Paxton Guerrin observed that biomedical and biomaterials researchers and the journals publishing their papers rarely mentioned the sex of the cells involved in the studies. They knew how that data could potentially affect research results, and so they conducted their own analysis by surveying the literature of several top biomedical journals and found that cell sex was reported in only a small fraction (roughly 3%) of papers. That information and several other notable results prompted their own paper highlighting the findings entitled “Let’s Talk About Sex – Biological Sex is Underreported in Biomaterials Studies.”

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NSF Award Helps UF Engineer Bring Cutting Edge 3D X-Ray Microscope System to UF

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Amanda Krause, Ph.D., MSE, is employing artificial intelligence methods to track and catalogue data for her abnormal grain growth research, and thanks to new a $1.2 million research award from the NSF, she will bring a cutting-edge, 3D X-ray microscope system to campus to generate even better data for her algorithms.