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REU Site: Engineering for Healthcare

Engineering must be harnessed to address current and future challenges in the healthcare field. The objective of our REU Site is to engage a diverse cohort of undergraduate students in research and curricula focused on healthcare relevant engineering challenges, such as: (i) Engineered and manufactured surfaces and devices, (ii) Engineering advances for medical treatment, and (iii)…

Successful launch of CHOMPTT puts MAE in space

MAE’s cube satellite launched into space Sunday from New Zealand as part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program.  Led by Prof. John Conklin and students from the Precision Space Systems Laboratory, the goal of their satellite mission is to explore advanced navigation technologies. The UF three-cube satellite is named CHOMPTT, which stands for CubeSat…

A Different Approach to Educating the New Engineer

Sometimes engineering looks like hours spent in a lab trying to determine which line of code is holding up an otherwise perfect program. Other times, it looks like riding a M18 Hellcat Destroyer tank from World War II – and screaming.  It’s not exactly what Dan Dickrell, Ph.D pictured when he took a faculty position at…