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Dynamic Doppelganger: developing Florida’s digital twin

In In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Giovanni SantanaStory originally published on UF News

Imagine a virtual Jacksonville, viewable through an augmented reality headset, that shows the intricate aspects of the city in 3D. This is the future of sustainable urban planning, and the University of Florida is leading a project that will leverage artificial intelligence and digital twin technologies to make it happen.

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UF engineering students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

In Engineering Education, Honors & Awards, News, Research & Innovation

Ten students from the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering were selected to receive awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their exemplary work and contributions to their departments. The NSF GRFP recognizes outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Recipients are identified as …

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NASA selects UF aerospace engineering-led mission to better track the Earth’s water and ice

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Emily HindsStory originally published on UF News

NASA has selected a team of University of Florida aerospace engineers to pursue a groundbreaking $12 million mission aimed at improving the way we track changes in Earth’s structures, such as tectonic plates and oceans.

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University of Florida Transportation Institute revolutionizes transportation technology through grand opening of its $2M I-STREET™ Living Lab

In Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Ines Aviles-Spadoni

The University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI), housed in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, announced the grand opening of its I-STREET™ Living Lab, which will connect surrounding roadway networks on the UF campus, the COG, and across the state using cutting-edge technologies.

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Unlocking the mysteries of the solar eclipse

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Emily HindsStory originally published on MAE News

Few celestial events capture the imagination quite like a total solar eclipse, and the one on April 8 promises to be particularly remarkable. Alicia K. Petersen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, is shedding light on the significance of this upcoming cosmic phenomenon.

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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.