Today, I went with a few other members from the UF Engineering Ambassadors student organization to help out the Alachua county chapter of Habitat for Humanity.It was a blast! We helped build wall frames and set the chalk lines for the exterior paneling. Thanks to all involved and enjoy the pictures below! [caption id="attachment_1636" align="alignnone" width="610"] The EA crew before the build[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignnone" width="610"] Measuring...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1637" align="alignnone" width="610"] Cutting....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignnone" width="610"] Assembling...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1641" align="alignnone" width="610"] Resting and eating...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1642" align="alignnone" width="610"] A job well done![/caption]
In a stunning defeat, the Ole Miss Rebels became Gator Bait tonight. What a great game. Go Gators! [caption id="attachment_1626" align="alignnone" width="610"] Up the ramp and into...THE SWAMP![/caption] [caption id="attachment_1627" align="alignnone" width="576"] Under the lights 25 rows back[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1628" align="alignnone" width="610"] The Gators in action![/caption]
It was recently announced that the UF College of Engineering would be receiving $50 Million (with an M) from a single donor, the largest cash donation ever at the University of Florida. The person that helped make it possible? Dr. Herbert Wertheim. Dr. Wertheim prefers to go by Herby and I had the pleasure to hear him speak several times today. He was a practicing physician for many years as well as an inventor. His company, Brain Power Inc., produces eye lenses with coloring that reduces UV exposure and cataracts. In person, Herby is quite the character. He can always be seen sporting his red fedora that he acquired from a trip to Ecuador some years ago and is quick to tell a good story. His wife of 40+ years,…
The Florida Gators football team has done it once again this week and bring their undefeated season to 4 games in a row. It was a very mediocre game as the second half ended and the Gators trailed the Tennessee Volunteers 7-17 and it wasn't until late into the fourth quarter that the Gators came out fighting and were able to secure a win. It was another great day to be a Florida Gator! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjotaPaMY5U
The Florida Gators could not have asked for a better way to start the football season this year after a 61-13 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was sold out as 80,000+ fans cheered on the Gators to victory. Checkout the what the rest of the season looks like for the Gators as well as a recap of last night's game over on GatorZone.
I know that I am ready for the Fall semester to start and I think it is fair to say that President Fuchs is excited as well! Here is to a new year with a new University President, a new Head Football Coach, and a new set of experiences. Good luck to everyone and Go Gators! The wait is over. Let's do this, Gators! https://t.co/jeuCEmNHK6 — Univ of Florida (@UF) August 21, 2015
Dr . W. Kent Fuchs has just been selected as the 12th President of the University of Florida. Dr Fuchs (pronounced "Fox") is currently the Provost at the University of Cornell and was previously Dean of Cornell's College of Engineering, Engineering Director at Purdue and a professor at the University of Illinois an engineering background as an electrical engineer. As a current engineering student, it is exciting to have a new leader for our university, especially one with an engineering mindset and background. The press conference from today can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rIWkRU3Ngs
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] Career Showcase is the once-a-semester event that affects a great deal of students across the University of Florida. For many, it means suiting up, printing a stack of resumes, and setting off to the O'Connell Center. Over the course of two days (non-technical and technical), thousands of students speak to representatives from hundreds of companies from a wide array of industries. Even so, the circus atmosphere has become almost comfortable for me int the past 2 years. "5th time is the charm" I keep telling myself and I can only wait and see what opportunities arise after my productive day today. To all of the recruiters and representatives that I spoke to today, I thank you for your time and diligence as I understand the endurance of a selections…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PnTvmYea6o BEAT IDAHO! Update: After hours of storms and delays the Gators only played one play, a kickoff return. The game was originally planned to begin at 7:30 pm and was cancelled at 10:30pm. Aproximately 2.5 inches of rain fell from 5 to 11pm and was accompanied by over 1100 lightening strikes within a 8 mile radius of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.