Engineering A Bright Future

“I put a down payment on a townhouse,” 25-year-old lifelong Sarasota resident Alec Kruk beams proudly as he describes his first home purchase in a new Lakewood Ranch development in Sarasota. When asked why he chose to live and work… Read More

Andreas Zeitler: Navigating the Path to Electrical Engineering Excellence at the University of Florida

Second-year University of Florida student Andreas Zeitler combined a strong foundation in engineering in high school with critical tracking courses at State College of Florida to reach his goal of majoring in electrical engineering at UF in Gainesville. Through his coursework… Read More

Safran Group and University of Florida Innovation Station Collaborate to Foster Engineering Talent

Safran Group (SAF), a global aircraft systems manufacturer, has a strong presence in Sarasota, Florida, with a dedicated aerospace operation. This facility houses an experienced and committed engineering and manufacturing workforce, dedicated to nurturing the next generation of engineers. Safran… Read More

Investing in Internships

University of Florida Mechanical Engineering major Will Jorgensen knows the value of a good internship. He spent this past summer with Harmar Mobility, a Sarasota-based wheelchair lift manufacturer, and the hands-on experience and emphasis on effective communications helped him fine-tune… Read More

Elevating E in STEM

“I’ve always had a passion for working with children,” Booker Middle School teacher Karen Hart asserts, “and making a difference in the lives of young people makes it all worth it,” She taught math and science for two decades before… Read More

Talent Stimulates Growth

“He’s a rock star. He has an open position here.” That’s what RND Automation Director of Operations and Engineering, Aaron Laine says about the local company’s recent summer intern and University of Florida engineering student, Lucas Magno. Engineering internships are… Read More

Sarasota Company Attracts UF Engineers Home

One of the most important challenges an employer faces is finding talent with the right skillset and the right fit for the company’s culture. Design and engineering consulting firm, Kimley-Horn’s internship program pairs students like Sarasota local, Emily Griffiths with… Read More

UF Engineering Students Return to Sarasota

This year, the University of Florida Innovation Station has driven growth in the number of UF engineering students seeking internships, and the pre-COVID number of companies offering internships in the Sarasota region.  Ultimately, twenty-one companies, half of which are new… Read More

STEM Education and Internships

Local Teachers Get Excited about STEM Education A grant through the Department of Education (EquiPD) is in its second year and boosts UF Innovation Station’s efforts to grow the pipeline of K-12 students to engineering by expanding the pool of… Read More