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Erika Moore Receives $1.85 million from NIH to Investigate How Ancestry Affects Wound Healing

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Featured, News, Research Grants

Erika Moore, Ph.D., holder of the Rhines Rising Star Larry Hench Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Dr. Moore and her team will use the five-year, $1.85 million award to address critical gaps in understanding the relationship between ancestry and cell responses in wound healing. In the long term, this research will lead to biomaterial models of health disparities for the improved identification of wound healing risks and outcomes.

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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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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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National Academy of Engineering Selects Professor Michele Manuel for Highest Professional Honor

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Featured, Honors & Awards, News

The National Academy of Engineering has elected MSE professor and department chair Michele Manuel, Ph.D., to join the organization’s ranks, among the highest professional honors in engineering for those who have distinguished themselves in academia, private industry or government agencies.

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Quantum Materials Researcher Helps Bring Inclusion and Equity to Campus Community

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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.