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 …