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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.

President’s office announces $10.2 million for fourth round of strategic funding awardees

In In the Headlines, News, President's Initiative, Research & InnovationStory originally published on UF News

A space institute designed to expand exploration of the cosmos, a project to improve construction through robotic automation and AI, an initiative to propel the university to global prominence in sports performance, and an effort to improve agriculture and environmental sustainability are among four new initiatives receiving strategic funding at the University of Florida.

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UF opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

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Designed to set the standard for future STEM buildings across national and international campuses and transform the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science workforce, the University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology.