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  • MAE alum Erin Winick Anthony receives NASA award

    MAE alum Erin Winick Anthony receives NASA award During her undergrad days, while she was just launching her career from the labs and classrooms of UF MAE, Erin Winick Anthony considered herself a “weird” engineer. She was one of the astronomically few who actually enjoyed the writing and communication element of science. Now, her penchant for science communications has earned her considerable recognition ...Read More
  • Duke Energy Foundation awards $50,000 grant to MAE department

    <strong>Duke Energy Foundation awards $50,000 grant to MAE department</strong> The Duke Energy Foundation has granted $50,000 to UF MAE, marking the second consecutive year that the department has received financial support from Duke. Much of the award will be used to provide, through the Duke Energy Scholar program, 16 scholarships of $2,000 each for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Sustainable and Resilient ...Read More
  • UF’s Tau Beta Pi Recognized as Best Chapter

    The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society held its annual convention from September 28 – Oct 1, 2022 in Knoxville, Tenn. The University of Florida chapter, “Florida Alpha,” was recognized as the R.C. Matthews Outstanding Chapter, an award which goes to the chapter determined to be the best out of over 250.Read More
  • Faculty Highlight: Jonathan Brooks

    Though they never went to college themselves, Jonathan Brooks’s grandparents had a special place in their hearts for UF. It started even before their son, Brooks’s father, attended the university and became the first member of the family to achieve a college degree, and it certainly started well before their grandson was hired as an ...Read More
  • In Memory of Col. Joe Kittinger

    In Memory of Col. Joe Kittinger Aviation legend and UF alum Joseph Kittinger died of lung cancer on December 9 at the age of 94. Kittinger grew up in Orlando and attended UF in the 1940s before enlisting in the US Air Force Aviation Cadet Program. He was an officer in the Air Force from 1950 to 1978, earning Command Pilot ...Read More
  • Autodesk provides $100,000 to College of Engineering in latest donation

    The San Francisco-based software company Autodesk has donated about $100,000 to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, with the money specifically going toward the classroom initiatives of MAE’s Dr. Sean Niemi and ISE’s (Industrial and Systems Engineering) Katie Basinger. Autodesk is a multinational corporation whose software products are used in a variety of fields, including engineering, ...Read More
  • University of Florida Team Will Produce Solar Hydrogen 

    October 3rd, 2022, Gainesville, FL – The University of Florida announced that it was selected to receive a $2,700,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) technology for industrial decarbonization and electrical power generation and storage. This project will develop a solar reactor powered by ...Read More
  • Sidharth Sanadhya Achieves Major Breakthrough in Separation Science

    Sidharth Sanadhya Achieves Major Breakthrough in Separation Science Graduate research assistant Sidharth Sanadhya made a significant and consequential discovery in the field of separation science earlier this year, and submitted a 150-page paper on it that was accepted for publication by the Journal of Molecular Liquids. The paper, which was published in the JML this month, described Sanadhya’s work on predicting phase separation behavior ...Read More
  • Solar Gators team competes at Formula Sun Grand Prix

    Solar Gators team competes at Formula Sun Grand Prix During the first week of July, the Solar Gators student engineering team left the swamp to head west and manifest destiny on the wide-open prairies of the heartland. And the challenge that awaited them in Topeka, Kansas, was the Formula Sun Grand Prix. At the FSGP, teams from universities across North America race solar-powered cars on ...Read More
  • In Memory of Dr. Ross, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Mechanics

    Dr. Claudius Allen Ross, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the UF-REEF, passed away on August 21, 2022. Dr. Ross, a 6th generation Floridian was born in Holder, Fl. He served in the United States Air Force from 1948-1952, including eight months in the Korean War. After serving his country, he entered the University of Florida ...Read More