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Water-propelled rockets, robots introduce girls to engineering at University of

Water-propelled rockets, robots introduce girls to engineering at UNF

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the University of North Florida is an annual event on a mission to introduce female students in grades three through five to a variety of engineering disciplines via hands-on activities.  At 14 percent, women continue to a small influence in the field.
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Biomedical Research Program

Dr. Juan Aceros and Dr. Mary Lundy have received a prestigious NIH award for Biomedical Research.  The program includes a summer research experience and the application period for this opportunity is now open.   The program is open to any undergraduate student at UNF however, there is limited space and we will be following a strict (blind) review process.
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2019 Women Leaders in STEM Conference

The 5th Annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference hosted by the College of Computing Engineering and Construction and the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering. Emily Calandrelli - Aerospace Engineer, Author, and Emmy Nominated Host and Executive Producer - will give a keynote speech at 9 am, followed by a panel discussion of prominent engineering leaders, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions, including a special session for middle and high school students.

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Meredith Smith Receives Scholarship at the ASHE Luncheon

Meredith Smith, a Construction Management Senior, was awarded a $500 Scholarship at the ASHE luncheon on Thursday, September 26th.
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John and Suzanne Campion Family Foundation continue to give

Thank you to the John and Suzanne Campio Family Foundation for continued, generous support of our UNF Racing Team engineering students.
Engineering Students Receive ACE Scholarships

Engineering Students Receive ACE Scholarships

Two engineering students received scholarships at the ACE Mentor Program Presentation for their mentoring time with Creekside and Lee High School ACE Programs.
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SOC Students Win First Prize at 2018 OneSpark

School of Computing students developed the SoSympo software as part of Dr. Reddivari’s class and presented at the 2018 OneSpark in April winning first place in the Tech zone.
2018 SOC Summer Camps

SOC 2018 Summer Camps

The School of computing is pleased to offer Camp programs in Summer 2018 for middle and high school students. The programs include Cybersecurity, Java & Minecraft, and Python Programming.

2018 SoE Innovation Day

The CCEC School of Engineering is hosting the 2016 Innovation day on Monday, April 18, 2018 at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center. This event highlights our students' senior projects with poster sessions and oral presentation. 

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Inaugural fall Civil Engineering Student Retreat Information Session

Meet other civil engineering majors, the civil engineering faculty, gain a better understanding of the civil engineering requirements, and interface with UNF career services.


Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Dr. Pesantes (


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UNF School of Computing hosts 'Pokémon Go' tournament - Thousands showed up!

The University of North Florida's School of Computing hosted a "Pokémon G"o tournament Friday evening on campus
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UNF technology students some of the best bang for their buck

June 2, 2016

The University of North Florida is in the top 50 for return on investment on computing education degrees — and it's ranked No. 2 in the state.
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2016 Greater Jacksonville Seaperch Competition

The School of Engineering and the Outreach & Recruitment Office are partnering with the Naval Sea Systems Command, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), Mayport, FL in supporting the Greater Jacksonville Regional SeaPerch Qualifying Competition which will be held on April 2, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Cecil Field Aquatic Center, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Disabled boy gets speedster wheels from UNF Adaptive Toy Project

University of North Florida physical therapy and engineering students and faculty provide a 5 year old disabled boy with a battery-charged toy car specially modified for him.
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UNF Partners with Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain to Establish 3-D Printing Polymer Lab

The University of North Florida and MD&D Global Services, LLC, part of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, have partnered to establish the 3-D Printing and Netshape Technologies Center Polymer Laboratory at UNF. The new lab, in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, is dedicated to the study, analysis, research and development of 3-D printing technologies.The grand opening was held on November 20, 2015.

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Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) induction ceremony

The Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) induction ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the UNF Student Union and the following students from the School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Student Chapter were inducted.
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UNF Partner in Leading Effort Applying Big Data Solutions to Regional Challenges

The University of North Florida is one of 116 stakeholders from academia, industry and the nonprofit sectors that were selected through a competitive process to participate in the proposal, initiation and strategic planning for the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub.)

Manufacturing Day at Johnson and Johnson

The 2015 Manufacturing Day at Johnson and Johnson took place on Oct 23, 2015.

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Stenner Pump Company supports Osprey Mining Club

The Stenner Pump Company supporting our Osprey Mining Club. They donated $2500 to help with the upcoming NASA competition.

UNF Alumni at Haskell Show Their Osprey Pride

UNF Alumni at Haskell Show Their Osprey Pride

Our thanks to Stephen Thompson, P.E. who organized this UNF Alumni photo at Haskell on Friday, October 2, 2015. Alumni enjoyed the group photo and took time to take individual photos and selfies with Ozzie! CCEC invites all of our industry partners to send us a group photo of your employees  who are UNF alumni. These photos have become great recruitment opportunities.  SWOOP!

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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is excepting applications for Award for Aspirations in Computing honoring high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology and Aspirations in Computing Educator Award for high school educators who encourage girls' interest and participate on in technology pursuits.

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Dr. El Safty named 2015 Educator of the Year

Dr. El Safty, professor of civil engineering, was named 2015 Educator of the Year by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, a national scientific, technical and professional institute for the precast concrete structures industry.

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Computing Students: IEEEXtreme Programming Contest 2015

Test your programming skills by participating in the IEEEXtreme 9.0 programming Contest.

To participate you must register by Friday, October 9th.

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SOE Professor elected to the NMSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy

Dr. Brian Kopp, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been elected to the New Mexico State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy.  This is a very  prestigious honor, which shows the quality of the accomplishments of one of our recent hires in the School of Engineering.
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Future City Competition

Future City Competition for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th will be held at the UNF University Center on Saturday, 16 January 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  For more information on the Future City Competition visit
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FIRST LEGO League Northeast Florida Regional Championship

The FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship Event (for grades 4-8) will be held at the UNF University Center on Saturday, 16 January 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  For more information on FIRST Programs visit or for more info on FIRST FLL programs in Northeast Florida visit
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FSBPA Bob Dean Coastal Research Award 2015 Recipient

Dr. William Dally, a Civil Engineering professor and member of Taylor Engineering Research Institute, was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s rarely-bestowed Bob Dean Coastal Research Award.

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FES 2nd Annual Race for Relevance: Save the Date!

Florida Engineering Society's Norteast Florida Chapter presents 2nd annual

Race for Relevance on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:00-10:00pm.

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UNF School of Computing faculty member interview about Computer Outage

The School of Computing's Dr. Swapnoneel Roy was interviewed by First Coast News on the computer outage concerns brought about by the recent technical troubles encountered by NYSE, United Airlines and Wall Street Journal.
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UNF's SHPE Jr. Chapter wins awards at RLDC Region Meeting

The chapter won two awards at the SHPE Region 4 Leadership Development Conference held February 26 - March 1, 2015.

Joint Chets Creek Church and University of North Florida School of Computing Mission to Haiti

UNF computer science students and one faculty member in a joint effort with Chets Creek Church visit Haiti to replace an existing computer lab with new modern laptop computers.
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Mars Rover Club takes 6th place at National Competition

UNF’s Mars Rover club came in 6th place in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition beating out Florida schools UF and FIT as well as MIT and Cornell.
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Dr. Adel Elsafty receives a $1,500 award from ICRI

On Thursday April 23, Dr. Adel Elsafty received an $1,500 reward from ICRI for support and sponsorship of UNF students' doing research and activities on concrete and repair. Over 35 CE consultants and contractors were in attendance at the meeting.
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FES Awards 2015 Professor of the Year

Dr. Alan Harris presented with FES 2015 Professor of the Year award.
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2015 CCEC FAB GRAD Award

The College of Computing,Engineering, and Construction (CCEC) is accepting nominations for the 2015 FAB Grad Award. The deadline for nomination is June 30, 2015.

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Guest Lecture on Utilizing Transfer Learning in SAR Imagery Target Classification

Mr. Richard Al-Bayaty, EE Ph.D. Candidate a former UNF Electrical Engineering student who is now in UF’s phd program and a SMART scholar, will be giving a guest lecture on Utilizing Transfer Learning in SAR Imagery Target Classification.The lecture will be on Wednesday April 15 at 4:30 in Room 50/3124.
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Free Movie Screening of Underwater Dreams

 UNF Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers host Free movie screening of Underwater Dreams the story of sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who learn how to build underwater robots. 
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Osprey SAE Racing Team attends Amelia Island Car Show

UNF Osprey SAE Race Team showcased their race car and educated attendees about UNF engineering program at the Amelia Island Car Show.


FDOT Presents Check to UNF

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) presented the UNF with a check for FDOT's part in winning a national competition for best transportation project in America.

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UNF Osprey Racing team visits Daytona Speedway

UNF Osprey Racing Team tour the Daytona Speedway on Sunday, February 15, 2015.

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UNF Construction Management students win awards at the 2015 NAHB competition

UNF Construction Management student David Hacker Wins 2014 NAHB Outstanding Industry Advisory Board Member Award and University of North Florida Wins 2nd Place 2014 NAHB Outstanding Student Chapter Award in the national NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition held at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January. 

Building Construction Student Uses Skills on HGTV's 'Flipping the Block'


HGTV SpinksJohn (a UNF junior in Construction Management) and Whitney Spinks were participants in Season 1 of HGTV's "Flipping the Block."  At the viewing party for the season finale, John and Whitney were presented a UNF Alumni Gift Basket for bringing national recognition to the program.


Don and Carol Ditzenberger Endowed Fellowship

Don and Carol Ditzenberger at an eventDon and Carol Ditzenberger have established an Endowed Fellowship to support graduate students working in the Taylor Engineering Research Institute and majoring in Coastal and Port Engineering.

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Orbital Ospreys launch Ozzie aboard balloonsat

Orbital Ospreys is a group of UNF undergraduate students interested in space-related research.  On 02 August 2014, Orbital Ospreys launched a balloon satellite at DeSoto Lake.


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Osprey Racing Documentary

Osprey Racing 2014Watch the Osprey Racing documentary, "Looking Forward."  The short video reviews the history and aspirations of Osprey Racing, a non-profit chapter of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). This group of University of North Florida students are designing and building a formula race car to compete internationally against other universities.

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UNF Engineering students fix aging SWAT robot

A powerful crime-fighting tool is again ready to serve, thanks to UNF electrical engineering students. The Clay County SWAT Team reached out to UNF after its 35-year-old robot, called the Unicorn, stopped working. Watch the Action News video and the WJXT Ch. 4 video.
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UNF Engineering Students are "Out of This World"

On 12 June 2014, a team of UNF Engineering students flew with their zero-G experiment aboard NASA's G-Force One aircraft.

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APR Energy becomes the new sponsor of the Osprey SAE Student Race Team

Osprey Racing 2012 teamJohn Campion, CEO of APR Energy, has generously pledged to provide financial support and employees will assist as coaches and mentors to the students.

The College is thankful for APR Energy’s willingness to engage these students in engineering concepts that challenge their academic knowledge and actually puts theory into reality.

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UNF student team heads to NASA to test experiment in zero gravity

First Coast News highlighted the team of UNF students selected by NASA to fly their experiment in the G Force One aircraft.   The team is exploring how fluid, like blood, moves at very low flow-rates.
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Student engineering team reaches for the stars

Mechanical engineering students Chelsea Partridge, a junior, and Jimmy Beeler, a senior, are among a team of engineering students that were selected by NASA to fly aboard the agency's G Force One aircraft to conduct experiments. The duo discussed their upcoming NASA experience on "UNF On The Record" radio show.
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UNF Engineering's Dr. Paul Eason is awarded Professor of the Year

UNF Engineering's Dr. Paul Eason received the 2014 Professor of the Year award by the North East Florida Engineers Week Committee.

UNF Engineering students use 3D modeling to rapid prototype steering gearbox for Osprey Racing

UNF School of Engineering students, members of the Formula SAE Osprey Racing Chapter, designed and constructed a prototype for a 90-degree, steering gearbox using 3D CAD/CAM software and a 3D printer.
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Dr. Adel El Safty to give presentation at ACI January meeting

January 23, 2014

UNF School of Engineering professor, Dr. Adel El Safty, will present "Testing & Evaluation of New Basalt FRP Bars" at the January Meeting of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).  The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 January 2014, at the Haskell Development Center.

Prof. Maria Nogal (University of Cantabria, Spain) presents "Observability Techniques Applied to Structural System Identification"

November 15, 2013

Join us for a special guest presentation at 9 a.m. on Friday, 15 November 2013, in Building 050, Room 1406.  Professor Maria Nogal, Ph.D., Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences at the University of Cantabria, Spain, will present her research in a lecture, titled "Observability Techniques Applied to Structural System Identification."


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Engineering students recreate Mathews Bridge collision

A couple of engineering students, under the guidance of Dr. Adel El Safty, associate professor of civil engineering, reconstructed the recent Mathews Bridge collision for WTEV 47 Action News.
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Dr. Swapnoneel Roy shares expertise on WTEV47

UNF School of Computing assistant professor, Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, shared advice on WTEV47 ActionNews on how to avoid becoming a victim of scam calls.
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UNF Community-Based Transformational Learning in the STEM Disciplines

The UNF College of Computing, Engineering & Construction provides students in the STEM disciplines with Community-Based Transformational Learning opportunities.

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Dr. Adel El Safty Discusses the Mathews Bridge on ActionNewsJax

Dr. Adel El Safty was interviewed on WTEV47 ActionNewsJax about the recent collision of a ship with Jacksonville's Mathews Bridge.

UNF EE alumnus, Noel San Antonio, makes a difference

Noel San Antonio, a UNF Electrical Engineering alumnus, is well on the way to accomplishing his dream of building a school to serve the impoverished children of the Filipino farming town of Bulacan.
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Ghana Project Follow-up

The objective of the Ghana Project is to provide low cost / high impact sustainable engineering solutions to improve the quality of life of the children of the Tamale Children's Home in Ghana. In May of 2011, a UNF team traveled to Ghana ...
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UNF Construction Management students make a difference

UNF Construction Management students team up with Builders Care and Universal Design Solutions to make a difference.