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American Association for the Advancement of Science honors 2 engineering faculty as Lifetime Fellows

In Department of Chemical Engineering, Featured, Honors & Awards, J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, NewsBy Brittany SylvestriStory originally published on UF News

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected twelve faculty from the University of Florida, including two faculty from Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, to its newest class.

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Unlocking the mysteries of the solar eclipse

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Emily HindsStory originally published on MAE News

Few celestial events capture the imagination quite like a total solar eclipse, and the one on April 8 promises to be particularly remarkable. Alicia K. Petersen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, is shedding light on the significance of this upcoming cosmic phenomenon.

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Making advances in space engineering

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Featured, In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

UF has launched the Space Mission Institute, an interdisciplinary hub for space research. The institute helps bring together researchers like Tori Miller, Ph.D., and Christopher Petersen, Ph.D., both in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, who are partnering to imagine the future of space exploration, where self-guided satellites repair and upgrade one another and where we can build structures in space far too big to launch from Earth.

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Strengthening the University of Florida’s national security and defense research program

In AI University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News, President's InitiativeBy Harry MonkhorstStory originally published on ECE Florida News

When people hear the words “national security,” their minds might quickly go to three-initialed agencies, clandestine operations, and men in dark suits wearing earpieces. But Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security (FINS) at the University of Florida, envisions something different: jobs and research.