Class of 2012: As engineers, be our world’s problem solvers

In Engineering Education, News

Be about something more than just you. Do something more than just one person can do. Strive to have great accomplishments, not to be great.  And to the extent that if you are ever put in leadership positions, create goals and vision that transcend organizations and bring people together such that one plus one ultimately is greater than two. Martin …

UF student chosen for Apple developers conference

In Engineering Education, News by Jessica Oliver

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida student has received one of only 150 worldwide scholarships to attend Apple Inc.’s sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference. David F. Muir V, a 22-year-old senior electrical engineering major, won the scholarship by submitting an application and work samples, which includes two iPad apps he created, to Apple. The scholarship covers the $1,599 cost of …

Civil Engineering Student wins $12,500 Scholarship

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineer/American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida is pleased to announce that Karl Kremser attending the University of Florida was recently awarded both a state $5,000 and national $7,500 scholarship.    Since 2004, FICE/ACEC of Florida scholarship honors one Florida college student expressing interest and commitment to the business and management of the engineering …

Six Students Received Awards at Commencement

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News by Staff Report

Gator Engineering is proud to call more than 1,100 new graduates Gator Engineering Alumni. The commencement ceremony for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students was held on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. Watch the streaming video at: http://video.ufl.edu/service2/public/pub_showMain.php?id=33445. Highlights of the ceremony included keynote speaker Marty Abbott, former SVP of Technology/CTO of eBay; Distinguished Alumni Felix A. …

Engineering students’ ‘Chem-E-Car’ places nationally

In Engineering Education, News by Meredith Rutland, Alligator Contributing Writer

The University of Florida AIChE Chem-e-Car Team placed 2nd out of 32 universities in the Distance Competition and won the award for the Most Consistent Performance (best average distance between the two runs). As Cougar rolled to the finish, its creators held their breath. The car, fueled entirely by chemical reactions, had passed the rigorous safety test. It was consistent …