Awards and Honors

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  • Civil Engineering Academic Advisor Receives NACADA Global Award

    September 7, 2021

    Sophie Spratley, Ph.D., an undergraduate academic advisor in civil engineering, was awarded the NACADA 2021 Global Award for her dissertation on “Leadership Development Opportunities for Professional Academic Advisors of Color at a Predominantly White, Land-Grant Institution.” Her dissertation used a critical race perspective to acknowledge the racialized experiences and structure of academic advising within the predominantly white institution and ...

  • Buzzing at the Top: Concrete Canoe Wins Back-to-Back National Championships

    July 6, 2021

    The University of Florida’s Concrete Canoe design team has done it again: they have won the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition for the second consecutive year. This year, the team faced a different challenge, which was to compete at the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition virtually.   The competition was held from June 25 to 27 at University of Wisconsin–Platteville. UF’s team chose to ...

  • Elliot Douglas inducted as an ASEE Fellow

    June 11, 2021

    Since its inception, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has inducted 430 of its members as Fellows of the organization, including six members who have served as faculty of the University of Florida – Timothy J. Anderson (2006), Jennifer Curtis (2010), Daniel C. Drucker (1983), Raymond W. Fahien (1985), L. E. Grinter (1983) and ...

  • Simmons Receives ASCE’s Editor’s Choice from a Third Journal

    May 26, 2021

    Denise R. Simmons, Ph.D., a civil engineering associate professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), recently had a manuscript featured as the Editor’s Choice in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Civil Engineering Education. Dr. Simmons also received the Editor’s Choice in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering ...

  • Gator100 Recognizes 17 Engineering Alumni in 2021

    May 4, 2021

    Alumni from the University of Florida have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Each year, the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center recognizes these amazing entrepreneurs with the Gator100 Awards. Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering ...


UF Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients

  • Robert (Bob) O. Powell (2004):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. Powell Brothers Barge Terminal, Inc.
  • Dr. R. Bruce Taylor (2000):  Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Taylor Engineering, Inc. Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • John W. Vogt (1989):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • Dr. Paul Zung-Teh Zia (1983):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award , Retired from NC State Dept. of Civil Engineering & formerly of Becton Dickinson.
  • Dr. Michael Durham (2013): An environmental engineer with both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida, Durham is a serial entrepreneur as well as a recognized leader in energy and environmental policy. He has been involved in the measurement and control of emissions from the coal-fired power industry for over 40 years. He currently invests his time and resources empowering the next generation of engineers to continue exploring innovative sustainable solutions.
  • Charles (Chick) W. Gregg (1999):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. President & CEO, Greater Construction Corp. & Retired Ex. Vice President & CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills.
  • George Kirkland (2014): – Created the George Kirkland Professorship in Engineering Leadership. It was the first endowed faculty position with a component dedicated to leadership education at the college.
  • Arthur W. Saarinen (2001) (deceased):  After retiring professionally and returning to Alachua County, he was invited to teach in the UF Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. He also served for 8 years on the Alachua County Planning and Zoning Commission and the board of the Alachua Conservation Trust.
  • Ernest Hendricks (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • James F. Shivler, Jr. (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Leon B. Thrasher (1981) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award