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The Endowment of Experience

In Alumni Spotlight, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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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Goldberg Gator Engineering Explorers Science Camp Will Show Students Their Future in STEM

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Education, Featured, News

As a veteran educator, inspiring, empowering and charting a pathway to success for students is something Nancy Ruzycki, Ph.D., instructional associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been doing for decades. Now, on the heels of her EQuIPD Grant success, Dr. Ruzycki is launching a middle school summer camp geared toward expanding the presence of underrepresented students in engineering and computer science.

32 Faculty Awarded Term Professorships

In Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Honors & Awards, J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, News

The University Term Professorship was established in 2016 and is presented to 250 eligible faculty members annually. Selection of the professorships is based on an assessment of academic accomplishment by either a faculty advisory committee and/or the department chair and approved by the dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

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Quantum Materials Researcher Helps Bring Inclusion and Equity to Campus Community

In Carousel, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Diversity and Inclusion, News, Research & Innovation

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ryan Need, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), about their research, experience as a new UF faculty member, and their work with students, staff, and faculty to build a culture representative of the entire community.

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UF Engineering Professor Emeritus and Alumna Recognized by Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

In Alumni Spotlight, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Honors & Awards, News

A University of Florida professor emeritus in materials science and engineering who developed an innovative computer chip manufacturing process, and an alumnus in electrical and computer engineering who is a leader at IBM in the application of artificial intelligence to aging issues, are among the 2021 inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

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With New Study, Allen Makes a Case for Cell Sex Reporting as Industry Standard

In Carousel, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, News, Research & Innovation

Josephine Allen, Ph.D., MSE, and her team comprised of MSE Ph.D. candidate and NIH Predoctoral Fellow Bryan James and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering undergrad Paxton Guerrin observed that biomedical and biomaterials researchers and the journals publishing their papers rarely mentioned the sex of the cells involved in the studies. They knew how that data could potentially affect research results, and so they conducted their own analysis by surveying the literature of several top biomedical journals and found that cell sex was reported in only a small fraction (roughly 3%) of papers. That information and several other notable results prompted their own paper highlighting the findings entitled “Let’s Talk About Sex – Biological Sex is Underreported in Biomaterials Studies.”