Fan Ren awarded Gordon E. Moore Medal

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Dr. Fan Ren, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Dr. Ren was selected for the prestigious award for contributions to the development of compound semiconductor electronic and photonic device processing methods. ECS is an international nonprofit, …

Alan George and Oliver Wu named IEEE Fellows

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Dr. Alan George and Dr. Oliver Wu, both professors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been recently named as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellows. Dr. George was named Fellow for contributions to reconfigurable and high-performance computing. Dr. Wu was named Fellow for contributions to video communication and processing, and wireless networking. IEEE is the …

Packaging-engineering team takes first at Pack Expo International

In Honors & Awards, News by Ayana Stewart

Speechless. That’s how Alex Tipton said he felt when he found out UF’s packaging-engineering team placed first in a national competition. He said he spent two months helping his peers prepare a hypothetical packaging proposal for a fictional company. Five other students competed on UF’s team at the Pack Expo International 2012 conference last week, where they won $4,000 in …

An industry leader and an inspiration to faculty and students – Announcing the 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Awardee, Mr. Don McKinney

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The Gator Engineering community is proud to honor Mr. Don McKinney as the winner of the 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Award. Don’s innovative spirit is exemplified in his relentless reinvention of himself – from an electrical engineer that quickly rose to the ranks of corporate leadership, to a successful entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, an investor and a mentor. Don’s fearlessness …

UF students place second in international robotic submarine competition

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News by Claudia Adrien

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering students have garnered a second-place finish at the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego, where they tested their skills with a small robotic submarine autonomously maneuvering through a series of obstacles on a military base. The competition, sponsored by Associated for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International and the U.S. Office of Naval Research, is …

Gator Engineer inducted into Distinguished Graduates Society at the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering

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Barney L. Capehart, professor emeritus of UF Industrial and Systems Engineering was recently inducted into the Distinguished Graduates Society at the University of Oklahoma. Recognition of this honor took place at the university’s college of engineering convocation ceremony on May 12th. Professor Capehart was one of two of the university’s exceptional alumni to be inducted into this society, first established …

Civil Engineering Student wins $12,500 Scholarship

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineer/American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida is pleased to announce that Karl Kremser attending the University of Florida was recently awarded both a state $5,000 and national $7,500 scholarship.    Since 2004, FICE/ACEC of Florida scholarship honors one Florida college student expressing interest and commitment to the business and management of the engineering …

Six Students Received Awards at Commencement

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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. …