David Nelms visited campus in November of 2016. Nelms, along with former Florida senator Bob Graham and several other political, academic and business leaders, is a member of the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education. He set aside time to meet with UF’s Office for Student Financial Affairs. He also toured the new labs at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research, where custom-built microscopes are used to test credit card security, and met with engineering faculty involved in a variety of research areas from the Internet of Things to finding a cure for diabetes. Nelms spoke to a class in the Engineering Innovation Institute and at a seminar entitled “It Pays To Discover” at the Reitz Union. The seminar was open to engineering and business students.