The National Retail Federation (NRF) has announced its recognition of outstanding loss prevention professionals for the 2023 NRF PROTECT Awards. Among the esteemed honorees is Read Hayes, Ph.D., a University of Florida research scientist and director of the UF SaferPlaces Laboratory.
Erin Jackson’s university-wide commencement speech
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.
Gator engineers honored in 2023 Gator100
UF alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2023 Gator100 list for leading one of the world’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!
Gator Engineering alumni address graduating students, new engineers
Two Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni spoke to graduating seniors from the college at this spring’s commencement and Order of the Engineer induction ceremonies. Tara Battle, BSME ’10, spoke at the Order of the Engineer induction ceremony on May 4, and Jenn Gustetic, BSAE ’05, addressed students at the bachelors recognition ceremony on May 5.
2022-2023 Awards for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering presented its annual awards to faculty, staff, and students for the 2022-2023 academic year on April 28, 2023. These awards celebrate the excellence and fundamental values of our college.
UF Research Foundation names 2023 Professors
The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2023.
Engineering alumni honored in 2023 “40 Under 40” awards
Three Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni have been recognized by the university in this year’s “40 under 40” awards. These outstanding young alumni are rising leaders in their professions, positively representing The Gator Nation through their excellence, impact, and contribution in our community and on a global scale.
Helal named a 2022 ACM Fellow
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, 5 college 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, including 5 from Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, to its newest class, breaking previous records for the number of faculty awarded in a single year.