Start off the year as a New Engineer!

In Engineering Education, News

Whether you are new to campus or returning, Gator Engineers are New Engineers. A New Engineer is innovative, works across disciplines, and knows how to be a strong leader. We are less than six months away from the Gator Engineering Leadership Summit, but opportunities for leadership are everyday around this campus.
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  • Put diversity on your calendar!
    The Benton Engineering Council (BEC) keeps track of all the meeting times for student groups on campus. Plan to attend the first gatherings for the groups that celebrate your unique interests – be they academic, cultural, creative, or otherwise. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting a welcome retreat for new female students at Lake Wauburg, check the BEC calendar for details.
  • Dress Gator casual, engineering style!
    T-shirts and sweatshirts are the modern dress code for college classes, and now – by popular request – you can buy your Gator Engineering gear online. Hats, jackets, pins, water bottles, key chains, too. Even license plates.
  • Follow your favorite leaders!
    Don’t miss out on important announcements or events – like calls for help with the Homecoming float, or details about the “Art in Engineering” museum night. Subscribe to the Gator Engineering facebook page! “Like” your specific department pages, as well. In addition to @FloridaEngineer (that’s us), many of your favorite faculty members have their own Twitter pages, where you can follow their research – like our new Human Centered Computing expert @DrJuanGilbert. Our website features announcements on engineering research. Check in often to read when hurricane researchers Forrest Masters, Kamran Mohseni and David Prevatt make national news, and other goings on. Share these stories with your friends and future employers. Tell them this is Gator Engineering.
[/uf_list] Welcome – or welcome back – to the College of Engineering. May this academic year be full of energy and vision for you, as you dive deeper into your studies and your many different interests. You are the New Engineer. You are the future.