Continuing the Journey: The Brice Turner Memorial Fund

Brice Turner
Brice Turner

With immense pride and gratitude, we are honored to announce the establishment of the Brice Turner Memorial Fund, a lasting tribute to the memory of a remarkable individual whose commitment to academic excellence and leadership continues to inspire us all. 

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Turner‘s diverse interests in athletics, F1 racing, outdoor adventures, and love of the Jacksonville Jaguars reflected his boundless enthusiasm and zest for life. Turner attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and distinguished himself through his academics and involvement in Naval ROTC and the ERAU EcoCar Mobility Challenge. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in spring 2022. 

The following fall, Turner enrolled at the University of Florida, joining the nuclear engineering graduate program under mentor Dr. Andreas Enqvist, Ph.D. Turner’s research, which focused on applied radiation transport and modeling, exemplified his ingenuity and curiosity. 

While at UF, Turner interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, where his dedication and willingness to take on challenges impressed colleagues and supervisors alike. 

Tragically, Turner’s promising journey was cut short in a car accident on November 12, 2023, leaving behind a void in the Gator Nation. 

In honor of Turner’s memory, his parents, Bridget and Bruce Turner, have established the Brice Turner Memorial Fund to uplift and support graduate students in the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering. This endowed fund will provide scholarships to students displaying academic excellence, exemplary citizenship, and a demonstrated passion for advancing the fields of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science. 

We invite alumni, donors and supporters to honor Turner’s enduring spirit by contributing to the Brice Turner Memorial Fund. Your generosity will ensure that his legacy lives on, inspiring future generations of Gator Engineers to pursue their academic and professional aspirations with the same spirit that defined his life. 

Together, let us honor Turner’s memory and ensure his legacy continues shining brightly within our community and beyond.