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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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UF researchers evaluate academic performance of chatbots

In AI University, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, In the Headlines, NewsBy Leah BulettiStory originally published on UF Health News

A study by UF researchers highlights the need for more evaluation for trustworthiness and accuracy before OpenAI’s ChatGPT responses can be used as reference resources. Kiley Graim, Ph.D., an assistant professor in CISE, was a coauthor.

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Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to play key role in groundbreaking Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICYMI, In the Headlines, NewsBy Simon Barke and Emily HindsStory originally published on UF News

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, in partnership with NASA, is making a significant contribution to the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. UF is the only academic institution in the United States to be awarded a contract to develop hardware that will fly on the LISA mission.

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Christine Schmidt elected to National Academy of Engineering

In Featured, Honors & Awards, In the Headlines, J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, NewsBy Karen DooleyStory originally published on UF News

The National Academy of Engineering has elected UF Distinguished Professor Christine Schmidt, Ph.D., to the academy for 2024 in recognition of her more than 25 years of work to help advance the fields of neural tissue engineering and wound healing and for her leadership in diversifying bioengineering.

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Sea otters’ homecoming to a California estuary shows payoff in conservation efforts

In Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Featured, ICYMI, In the Headlines, NewsBy Karen DooleyStory originally published on UF News

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature, scientists reveal that the return of sea otters to their former habitat in a Central California estuary has slowed erosion of the area’s creekbanks and marsh edges on average by 69%.

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How scientists are using UF’s supercomputer

In AI University, Alumni Spotlight, In the Headlines, NewsBy Brittany SylvestriStory originally published on UF News

The University of Florida’s supercomputer, known as HiPerGator, is being put through the paces on more than 800 research projects across all 16 of UF’s colleges, accelerating impactful work that might have previously been unfeasible or even impossible. Built with $50 million in support from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky and tech company NVIDIA, which he co-founded, the machine is one of the fastest AI supercomputers in academia.