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Steel Bridge completes historic four-peat at Nationals

In Engineering Education, Featured, NewsBy Reba LiddyStory originally published on ESSIE News

The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team has made history. For the fourth year in a row, the team has won at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals.  No other team has won national championships for three consecutive years, let alone four. The UF team claimed its latest championship earlier this month …

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UF engineering students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News, Research & Innovation

Ten students from the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering were selected to receive awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their exemplary work and contributions to their departments. The NSF GRFP recognizes outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Recipients are identified as …

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UF IGNITE program students will brainstorm recycling improvement ideas

In Engineering Education, Events, NewsBy Lillian LawsonStory originally published on The Gainesville Sun

A student-led organization at the University of Florida’s Engineering Innovation Institute will host an event Saturday to address issues and improvements with the recycling of glass and plastic in Gainesville. UF IGNITE (Innovation Gator Network for Inspiring Technological Entrepreneurship), started in September 2023, is an innovation leadership group inspired and led by students. Based out of the Engineering Innovation Institute …

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Engineering students solve soldiers’ problem at lightning speed

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Education, ICYMI, NewsBy Karen DooleyStory originally published on UF News

University of Florida mechanical engineering students received real-world training last year when they partnered with peers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute, or CMI2, to design and produce an easier, faster, and safer way for soldiers to camouflage their vehicles on the battlefield.

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MAE students simulate cow digestion for interdisciplinary learning experience

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, News, Student SpotlightBy Emily HindsStory originally published on MAE News

ME Capstone students are collaborating with Dr. Antonio Faciola, an associate professor of animal sciences at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), to redesign legacy cow digestion simulators pivotal for ruminant nutrition research. This interdisciplinary partnership leverages the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department’s EML4502 course, taught by senior lecturer Dr. Matthew J. Traum.

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Student Spotlight: Divya Vellanki

In News, Student SpotlightBy Samantha Jones

Divya Vellanki, a master’s student in computer science, came to UF from Andhra Pradesh, India and hit the ground running. Self-determined and ambitious, Divya dives into every opportunity available to her to enrich her college experience, determined to push herself out of her comfort zone and make a big impact in every endeavor she undertakes.   After she received her …