College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
We provide hands-on education to navigate the challenges of the new knowledge-based economy, build a prosperous future, develop a sense of community responsibility and promote global competitiveness.
Competition for science and engineering students is high and the College must be able to offer attractive merit scholarships for the best undergraduate students.
To help recruit and educate outstanding graduates to assist in research, fellowships are needed for our master’s programs.
Professorships provide funding that enables faculty to pursue research projects and professional development opportunities that benefit their students, the surrounding community and their field. Professorships are needed to help attract and retain talented faculty to support the growing regional demand for programs in:
The College’s students are very active in regional and national competitions as well as service learning. An endowment will provide a continuing source of funding for these transformational learning opportunities.The Dean’s Fund provides annual support for the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.
UNF’s new Taylor Engineering Research Institute promotes collaboration among engineers and students in coastal and water resource engineering and draws upon the College’s environmental computer modeling research. Created through a $1 million gift that the state increased to $1.5 million, the institute is critical in a state where 77 percent of the population lives in coastal counties. Partnerships supply skilled professionals for the region. The College supports the First Coast Manufacturing Innovation Partnership, enabling students to develop advanced design and manufacturing solutions for local companies. More than 50 leading technology companies also partner with the University to offer students valuable work experience integrated with their classroom study. More than 75 percent of UNF’s computing, engineering and construction management graduates are employed locally and demand continues to grow.In order to combat the significant decline in the number of U.S. college students pursuing science and math, UNF began an outreach program in 2005. The College works with several public schools to generate interest in these fields. A balance of fundamentals and real-world application transforms students into innovative technical leaders.
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Students benefit from small class sizes and access to labs for software development, structural testing, robotics and renewable energy. With intense demand for graduates, however, more lab space and faculty are already needed.
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