Author: Liddy, Reba

Civil Engineering Academic Advisor Receives NACADA Global Award

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… Read More

Identifying and Filling the Gaps: Civil Student Brings Student Chapter Back to Life

Aldrin James B. Gaffud, a sixth-year senior, seeking dual degrees in civil engineering and architecture, received the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Service to the Global Community Award for their global awareness and dedication in humanitarianism. Gaffud reestablished the Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)… Read More

Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

Weather forecasting systems today predict ever more accurately where hurricanes will make landfall, but tomorrow they may also predict how much damage the hurricanes will do. Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil &… Read More

McVay Named Professor Emeritus

After four decades of conducting research in geosystems engineering, Michael McVay, Ph.D., a University Term Professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), retired and has been named professor emeritus.  Dr. McVay joined the department in December of 1981 as an assistant professor, he was promoted to associate professor… Read More

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

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… Read More

A Year in Reflection

One year ago, people across the U.S. were galvanized by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and countless others to reconsider what a truly inclusive society would look like. Academic institutions across the country reconsidered their role in perpetuating racism… Read More