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Making advances in space engineering

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Featured, ICYMI, In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

UF has launched the Space Mission Institute, an interdisciplinary hub for space research. The institute helps bring together researchers like Tori Miller, Ph.D., and Christopher Petersen, Ph.D., both in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, who are partnering to imagine the future of space exploration, where self-guided satellites repair and upgrade one another and where we can build structures in space far too big to launch from Earth.

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From inspiration to achievement

In Community Engagement and Outreach, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, News, Research & InnovationBy Royce CopelandStory originally published on Department of Materials Science & Engineering

NANCY RUZYCKI’S SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS CONTINUE TO EMPOWER YOUNG SCIENTISTS Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly advancing technology with rapidly expanding applications in the workforce. Currently, however, there is a shortage of materials for both teaching and learning AI. To address this gap, in 2022, Nancy Ruzycki, Ph.D., an instructional associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering …

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UF researchers evaluate academic performance of chatbots

In AI University, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, In the Headlines, NewsBy Leah BulettiStory originally published on UF Health News

A study by UF researchers highlights the need for more evaluation for trustworthiness and accuracy before OpenAI’s ChatGPT responses can be used as reference resources. Kiley Graim, Ph.D., an assistant professor in CISE, was a coauthor.

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Strengthening the University of Florida’s national security and defense research program

In AI University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News, President's InitiativeBy Harry MonkhorstStory originally published on ECE Florida News

When people hear the words “national security,” their minds might quickly go to three-initialed agencies, clandestine operations, and men in dark suits wearing earpieces. But Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security (FINS) at the University of Florida, envisions something different: jobs and research.

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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.