In Memoriam: Bob Gaither

In In Memoriam, News

On August 18, 2012, the Gator Engineering community lost a leader, a teacher, a colleague and a friend – Robert B. Gaither, professor and chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1965-1992. Bob was a visionary.  At the time he was chairman at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, there was no PhD program. He kick-started it with the help …

Engineering Innovation Institute to Present Lecture with Don McKinney

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On Thursday, Sept. 13, the UF Engineering Innovation Institute will feature a lecture from International Network Services founder Don McKinney. The talk, entitled “Technology Entrepreneurship – Engineering The Future,” will be held in the New Engineering Building Room 102 at 9:45 a.m. Don is a private investor focused on IT-Services, Internet and networking, software and related software-enabled services. He was …

Distinguished Alumna Linda Hudson appointed to Bank of America Board of Directors

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Bank of America recently appointed four new people to its Board of Directors. Among them is Gator Engineering alumna Linda Hudson (B.S. ISE ’72). Hudson is the President & CEO of BAE Systems Inc. She leads approximately 43,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. Prior to joining BAE Systems, she served for seven years as …

Gator Engineers bring Isaac into the lab

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Environmental Engineering assistant professor Barron Henderson and his graduate students spent the week in Isaac’s path, collecting data and monitoring the storm. As part of a larger effort by the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) toward building houses to better withstand hurricanes, Henderson, along with fellow “storm chaser” Forrest Masters, an associate professor in civil engineering, is …

Gator-Engineering-based company gets 5-year contract from Army Corps

In News by Anthony Clark

Gainesville company Altavian announced Monday that it had received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and support its unmanned aircraft used for surveys and inspections in Florida and Puerto Rico. Read the full story…

Robots invade hospital but just for one fun day

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Every day, Gators roam the halls of UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, in the form of fans, students, faculty and even mascot Albert the Alligator. But never had an alligator crawled through the doors at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida until Friday, when pediatric patients stepped outside their hospital rooms to become judges …

UF student breaks world record in joggling

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida electrical engineering major Matthew Feldman, who is conducting research this summer at Rice University in Houston, broke a Guinness World Record for joggling – jogging and juggling – Friday at the Rice University running track. Feldman jogged one mile while simultaneously juggling five balls in 6 minutes, 33.65 seconds; he beat the previous record …

UF students place second in international robotic submarine competition

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News by Claudia Adrien

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering students have garnered a second-place finish at the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego, where they tested their skills with a small robotic submarine autonomously maneuvering through a series of obstacles on a military base. The competition, sponsored by Associated for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International and the U.S. Office of Naval Research, is …

Electrical engineering student shoots for Guinness record in ‘joggling’ on Friday

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A University of Florida student is about to take coordination to a new level when he tries today to break a Guinness World Record for joggling – running and juggling. Matthew Feldman, a 20-year-old electrical engineering major, is attempting to break the world record for jogging one mile while simultaneously juggling five objects. He has broken the record in practice, …