Sumi Helal, Ph.D., a professor in the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Helal was recognized for his contributions to mobile and pervasive computing and their applications in graceful aging and accessibility. He was one of 57 members selected and the only member from …
Academy of Golden Gators Honors Former Dean Cammy Abernathy for Philanthropic Leadership
Congratulations to former Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering dean Cammy Abernathy, who is the recipient of the UF Alumni Association’s Golden Gators Philanthropic Leadership Award.
AAAS Honors 19 UF Faculty as Lifetime Fellows
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 19 faculty from the University of Florida to its newest class, breaking previous records for the number of faculty awarded in a single year.
Two UF Professors Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Mark Tehranipoor and Rajiv Singh, University of Florida professors of engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
Juan Gilbert and David Kaber Named IEEE Fellows
Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., and David Kaber, Ph.D., have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Building the American Dream
The University of Florida’s Association of Hispanic Alumni (AHA) recently selected Carlos A. Penin, PE, (CCE, ‘77) to receive the 2022 Gran Caimán of the Year award for his passion, commitment and leadership beyond engineering.
UF Receives Award for Diversity and Inclusion Work
Insight Into Diversity magazine has named the University of Florida as a recipient of the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The award measures the efforts made by universities to expand upon diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The award also assesses the initiatives, student recruitment and hiring practices at an institution.
Engineering Faculty Score High Among Record Number of UF Faculty to Earn NSF Career Awards
The National Science Foundation has recognized a record nine University of Florida faculty members, including five Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty members, with 2022 Early Career Development Awards, one of its most prestigious honors.
UF Engineering Undergrads Advocate for Alzheimer’s Research in National Competition
University of Florida Engineering undergraduates Marion Hagstrom and Parker Kotlarz were selected to present their research on AI in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease at the Annual “Posters on the Hill” competition, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The two-day Posters on the Hill event is an advocacy outreach to promote federal legislative support of groundbreaking undergraduate research.
UF Eckhoff Steel Bridge Named Back-to-Back Champions
The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team placed first in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Student Steel Bridge National Competition for the second year in a row. The competition was hosted by Virginia Tech on May 27 and 28, 2022, with more than 140 participating schools internationally.