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UF, IBM Partner for Virtual Hackathon

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The University of Florida, in partnership with IBM, is calling on the country’s brightest minds to join a virtual innovation challenge aimed at addressing the Sunshine State’s most pressing conservation issues. Innovators of all experience levels are invited to join the IBM Data Science Community by participating in the Florida Hacks with IBM hackathon, an event where students will be asked to help combat the significant observable effects occurring in the environment.

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Rakov Awarded $1M NSF Grant for Lightning Studies

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Vladimir Rakov, Ph.D., professor in ECE and co-director of the International Center for Lightning Research & Testing (ICLRT) has been awarded a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project, “Lightning Studies Based on Measurements Spanning the Ranges from Radio Frequency to Optical (including Infrared and Ultraviolet) to Gamma-Rays.”

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Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

In Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Featured, News, Research & Innovation

Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment at the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, are the principal investigators of a multi-organizational project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

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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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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.

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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’s Gatr2 Vex Robotics Team Wins The Texas VexU Qualifier

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 Each year, 300 university-level teams from more than 50 countries compete in qualifiers as they head towards the Vex Robotics World Championships. Cameron Soviero, Captain of the Gator VEX Robotics team, has reported in on the UF team’s recent win that puts them in a top spot. “This past weekend, with the help of numerous UF faculty and students, the …