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News & Media

Join our Challengers as they Stand up and Holler this GIVING DAY

Join our Challengers as they Stand up and Holler this GIVING DAY. Make any size donation to support our MAE faculty. Stand Up & Holler: It’s Gator Nation Giving Day!? MAE – it’s our moment! Let’s leverage our incredible alumni support to win the Engineering participation competition, and to support Excellence in our classrooms! Give a…

Nuclear Sleuths: UF to Lead $25 Million National Consortium on Nuclear Forensics

The University of Florida will lead a $25 million, 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers in the development of new techniques and the training of future specialists in nuclear forensics, which identifies and tracks nuclear materials to support global safety.​​  ​​​The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), aims…

Blimp team soars at ONR-backed competition

SWAMP Blimps, UF’s lighter-than-air vehicle team, made Hindenburgs out of their opponents at the 99++ Luftballons competition in November. Hosted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the event took place at Indiana University and also featured teams from Baylor University, West Virginia University, George Mason University, and Lehigh University.  The matches consisted of an aerial…

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 for…

Duke Energy Foundation awards $50,000 grant to MAE department

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 Energy…

Engineering MAEvericks Podcast by Dr. Daniel Dickrell III

Conversations with innovative researchers, scientists and engineers on contemporary technical topics that impact the technological development of the world. This podcast highlights persons working in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida, as well as other affiliated individuals. Listen Here

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.

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 instructional…

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 status…