For the last 28 years, the Integrated Product & Process Design (IPPD) program at the University of Florida has provided engineering students the opportunity to gain real-world, industry experience, and acts as a talent pipeline for industry sponsors.
Playing sports against robotic opponents makes our brains work harder
Amanda Studnicki, a graduate student in BME, and her advisor, Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., have discovered that the brains of table tennis players react very differently to human or machine opponents.
New ‘invisible finger’ technology poses potential phone-hacking threats, researchers say
When a team of researchers from the University of Florida unveiled new technology that allows someone to hack into a nearby touchscreen-enabled device using what they call an “invisible finger,” those in the field of cybersecurity took notice.
Online Engineering Master’s Program at UF Top 10 Again Among Publics
For the second year in a row, UF’s online engineering master’s program solidified its position among the 10 best public institutions offering a virtual engineering graduate curriculum, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in their most recent choice for “Best Online Programs.”
A Look Back at Top Stories from 2022
Some of our most popular stories published this year.
The Endowment of Experience
by Shawn Jenkins – Ben Botic’s long road to freedom and opportunity yields an indestructible legacy for future generations of UF engineers. Along with Hella, his wife of 54 years, son, Bryan (UF BS Building Construction ’93) and daughter, Michelle Botic Hughes (UF BS Business Administration ’92), he established the Botic Family Scholars Professional Pathways Fund to provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
UF Receives Award for Diversity and Inclusion Work
Insight Into Diversity magazine has named the University of Florida as a recipient of the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The award measures the efforts made by universities to expand upon diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The award also assesses the initiatives, student recruitment and hiring practices at an institution.
How Members of the UF Community Represent the Core Values
Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education, says, “My journey at UF could be summarized by community.”
UF Eckhoff Steel Bridge Named Back-to-Back Champions
The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team placed first in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Student Steel Bridge National Competition for the second year in a row. The competition was hosted by Virginia Tech on May 27 and 28, 2022, with more than 140 participating schools internationally.
UF Engineering Graduate Programs Take Significant Leap in U.S. News & World Report Rankings and Rate High Among Industry Recruiters
Building on an already strong reputation as one of the top public universities in America, the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is now ranked No. 23 overall among public universities by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), moving up one spot since the magazine’s assessment of “Best Graduate Schools” last year, and has earned high marks from industry leaders looking for top-shelf engineering talent.