Student Successes

Student Successes

  • Emma Steinebronn Awarded Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

    06/30/2021

    Emma Steinebronn Awarded Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation
    Recent Materials Science & Engineering undergraduate, Emma Steinebronn, was awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Steinebronn’s research proposal includes a five-year study evaluating induced magnetic fields around semiconducting nanowires as a possible noise source in quantum computing. Quantum computing, while still a relatively new field, has seen significant ...
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  • Jason Gibson Awarded Molecular Sciences Software Institute Fellowship

    05/04/2021

    Jason Gibson Awarded Molecular Sciences Software Institute Fellowship
    Jason Gibson, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida, has been awarded a Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) Fellowship, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Gibson’s research proposal to MolSSI included building an online, open database of machine learning models to help speed up the process of ...
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  • Spring 2021 Commencement

    05/03/2021

    Spring 2021 Commencement
    Congratulations to the Spring Class of 2021! On behalf of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Program – CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve taken on the most incredible and amazing journey to becoming an engineer, and you’ve succeeded. You are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life, and we wish you ...
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  • 2020-2021 Attributes of a Gator Engineer Award

    04/24/2021

    2020-2021 Attributes of a Gator Engineer Award
    Considered the greatest distinction of any student award given by the college, the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards are intended to provide an ideal guide for all members of the Gator Engineering community. They honor five undergraduate and five Ph.D. students who strongly model one of the five Gator Engineering Attributes: Creativity: imaginative, versatile, resourceful, artful, curious, passionate, inspired, innovative, willing to discover new solutions ...
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  • 2021 MSE-NE Virtual Spring Banquet

    04/21/2021

    2021 MSE-NE Virtual Spring Banquet
      This EVENT celebrates the successes of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Program’s 2020-2021 academic year Watch the video replay of the Banquet below or scroll down to read through the content presented during the broadcast   https://youtu.be/ZoNUIFOCrm0 Departmental Scholarship Awards Student Society Recognition Faculty Recognition Staff Recognition In Memoriam     MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR Welcome to the Department of Materials ...
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  • Student Spotlight: Jomary Mercado-Montijo

    11/20/2020

    Student Spotlight: Jomary Mercado-Montijo
    As a researcher, Jomary Mercado-Montijo understands first-hand how tapping the right resources and asking the right questions can achieve positive results in the lab. By tapping the right resources in her academic pursuits, she has found success through mentorship. Mercado-Montijo is a Ph.D. student in the Andrew Research Group in the Department of Materials Science ...
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  • Kyle Latty Awarded SMART Fellowship

    06/01/2020

    Kyle Latty Awarded SMART Fellowship
      Kyle Latty, who recently graduated from the University of Florida Nuclear Engineering (NE) Program with a bachelor’s degree, has been awarded a fellowship from the Department of Defense (DOD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program. During his sophomore year, Latty joined the research group of Kyle C. Hartig, Ph.D., an assistant professor in ...
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  • Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. Student Emily Kwapis Awarded SMART Fellowship

    05/06/2020

    Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. Student Emily Kwapis Awarded SMART Fellowship
    Emily Kwapis, a Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been awarded a fellowship from the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program. Emily graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. She joined ...
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  • Conry Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    04/16/2020

    Conry Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    Bryan Conry, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Conry graduated from Stony Brook University with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Applied Math and was a guest researcher at Brookhaven National Lab’s X-ray synchrotron for a year before joining ...
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  • Kaylee Cunningham Looks Forward to a Bright Future in Nuclear Engineering

    04/09/2020

    Kaylee Cunningham Looks Forward to a Bright Future in Nuclear Engineering
    Kaylee Cunningham, a sophomore Nuclear Engineering major, was awarded first place honors for her poster entry at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Intern Poster Session last summer. For our spring Student Spotlight, Cunningham shares her experience with early college success and what she hopes to accomplish in the world of nuclear engineering. Why did you decide ...
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