UF partners with National Security Agency to enhance STEM education

In Engineering Education, Featured, NewsStory originally published on UF News

A woman works on a tablet before several screens showing national security data.

The University of Florida has entered into an Education Partnership Agreement, or EPA, with the National Security Agency in efforts to enhance science, technology, engineering and math education through technical exchanges and the sharing of educational materials and equipment. As a result, UF students and faculty will have access to a wide pool of resources and expertise – all while gaining valuable work experience.

“This partnership will cultivate a wellspring of talent and innovation, bridging the gap between academic research and practical applications in intelligence and cybersecurity. It is one of multiple FINS initiatives to empower the next generation of leaders in national security.”

Damon Woodard, professor of electrical and computer engineering

A key player in this engagement from UF will be the Florida Institute for National Security, or FINS, led by Damon Woodard, Ph.D., a professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This partnership will complement several of FINS’ key workforce development initiatives, including the Clearable Talent Pipeline.

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