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The Endowment of Experience

In Alumni Spotlight, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, ICYMIBy Shawn Jenkins

by Shawn Jenkins – Ben Botic’s long road to freedom and opportunity yields an indestructible legacy for future generations of UF engineers. Along with Hella, his wife of 54 years, son, Bryan (UF BS Building Construction ’93) and daughter, Michelle Botic Hughes (UF BS Business Administration ’92), he established the Botic Family Scholars Professional Pathways Fund to provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

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UF Eckhoff Steel Bridge Named Back-to-Back Champions

In Engineering Education, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Featured, Honors & Awards, ICYMI, News

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.

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UF Engineering Graduate Programs Take Significant Leap in U.S. News & World Report Rankings and Rate High Among Industry Recruiters

In Engineering Education, Featured, ICYMI, News

Building on an already strong reputation as one of the top public universities in America, the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is now ranked No. 23 overall among public universities by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), moving up one spot since the magazine’s assessment of “Best Graduate Schools” last year, and has earned high marks from industry leaders looking for top-shelf engineering talent.

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Duke Energy Foundation Awards $734,000 in Grants to Support Workforce Development in Florida

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICYMI, News

Duke Energy is investing $100,000 in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to create the Energy Sustainability, Technology and Resiliency Testing Hub and Certificate Program. The department plans to use the grant to provide scholarship opportunities for students who are earning a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Engineering Certificate.

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How a Robot Developed at UF Could Help First Responders See Through Walls During Rescues

In Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, ICYMI, In the Headlines, News, Research & Innovation

A University of Florida research team led by Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., a professor of civil and coastal engineering, is working on a robot dog that has the ability to enter an enclosed space, scan it, and provide humans with a visual of what’s inside, an application that could lessen dangerous situations for first responders.

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UF Awarded NASA Contract to Build Space Exploration Device

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICYMI, In the Headlines, Research & Innovation

A team of University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering students, professors and researchers has been awarded a $12.5 million NASA contract to test and build a space exploration device over the next four years. UF’s team is led by experts John W. Conklin, Ph.D. and Peter Wass, Ph.D., a UF MAE associate professor and research scientist, respectively.