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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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Autodesk gifts DCP & HWCOE $1.5 million for industrialized construction engineering

In Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Kyle NiblettStory originally published on College of Design, Construction and Planning

Less than three weeks after University of Florida President Ben Sasse announced $2.5 million in strategic funding to advance the field of Industrialized Construction Engineering (ICE), Autodesk announced Tuesday a $1.5 million gift to the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning and UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to establish the world’s first-ever industrialized construction department.

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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-led group develops new tools to track illicit nuclear materials

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Nuclear Engineering Program, Research GrantsBy Joseph KaysStory originally published on Explore

The Consortium for Nuclear Forensics, a UF-led team of 32 scientists and engineers at 16 universities, has been awarded a five-year, $26.4 million grant from the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Agency to develop new nuclear forensic technologies and to train the next generation of nuclear sleuths to use them.