The leadership from nearly all of Florida’s engineering schools will converge on Tallahassee this week to discuss issues of common interest. Dubbed the Florida Engineering Dean’s Summit (FEDS), the event is envisioned as an annual event where academic leaders can explore solutions for shared problems and develop joint initiatives.
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida will host the 46th Annual SECME National Student contest on June 21-23, 2023, as part of the SECME mission to ensure all students belong in engineering.
Erin Jackson (MSE ’15) gave the university-wide commencement speech at the ceremony on Friday, May 5. Jackson is an Olympic gold medalist, a history maker and a Gator. She won the women’s 500-meter race in speed skating in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, becoming the first American to win that race since 1994 and the first Black American woman in history to win a Winter Olympic gold medal in an individual sport. Additionally, she graduated UF cum laude in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering.
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students wish everyone a happy holiday season.
The University of Florida has set aside October 27-28, 2022, as AI Days to welcome new AI faculty to UF and highlight the research and educational activities around campus. On Thursday, Oct 27th, UF is awarding over $50,000 in prize money to student winners of an AI Pitch Competition and an AI Hackathon. On Friday, Oct 28th, we will have panel discussions highlighting the application of AI to various disciplines. In addition, we will have a poster session for students, postdocs, staff, and faculty to present AI research. There will be ample time both days to meet other colleagues interested in AI. Breakfast and Lunch are provided with some reserved parking as well. Please register and join us at the Emerson Alumni Hall to celebrate UF’s AI Initiative.
Gator Motorsports, the University of Florida’s Formula SAE team, raced to the podium for the first time in seven years at the annual Formula SAE Michigan, held May 18-21 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Gator Motorsports competed against more than 90 teams and placed third overall in the international competition where students design, manufacture, assemble, test and race a small Formula 1-style race car.
Rodney Rogers (BS ISE ’87) With more than 30 years in the technology services industry, Rodney Rogers is recognized as a successful serial entrepreneur and expert technologist, known for his leadership contributions in the realization of two back-to-back “unicorns” — startups that achieve billion-dollar valuations. Rogers co-founded Virtustream in 2009, an enterprise cloud computing company, and was chairman and CEO …
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) hosted Dr. John L. Anderson, Ph.D., president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for the seminar “The Future of Engineering and Computer Science” on February 21. The seminar series brings world-class leaders in industry and academia to UF as part of the engineering leadership development program of the ELI.
The University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering celebrated the opening of its Laboratory for Engineering Excellence on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Nothing says comeback like the return to in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, and Dr. Hans van Oostrom was happily super busy as Chief Marshal, leading the 26 processionals that marked the graduation festivities. In 2020, in-person commencement ceremonies had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year those graduates were also invited back to join in the festivities.