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The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (CCEC) is engaged in a variety of science and engineering research initiatives. This page highlights some of these. For further information, please contact the offices of our three academic units or contact CCEC's Research Technology Services unit.  

Helping Children be Children

Our missing is to engineer innovative adaptive toy technologies to help engage children with disabilities in play.  these toys are low-cost, easily accessible, user friendly, and uniquely tailored to meet the physical and cognitive needs of each individual child.

Adaptive Toy Project Article

High Performance Replacement for Welding, Soldering, Brazing and More

Today's tradition methods of bonding often require heat, operator skill and significant capital at scale.  Polymeric adhesives, like "super glue", are inexpensive and easily applied, however do not meet performance requirements in a vast array of commercial and industrial  applications.  Bridging the gap between nanotechnology and real world applications, Dr. Stephen Stagon develops MesoGlue.  MesoGlue is a fully metallic glue that meets the stringent demands of high-tech applications while being as easy to apply as a polymeric adhesive.  

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Florida Data Science for Social Good

Together, Drs. Dan Richard and Karthikeyan Umapathy build and support data-driven decision making in the public sector by developing data ecosystems and by training students to be data-driven social innovators.

Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) hopes to promote data-informed approaches through partnerships with Florida agencies to solve social problems.

Learn more about the program and how you can be a part of it. 

Development of Remotely Operated Amphibious Vehicle for Coastal Research and Education

Dr. Dally in conjuction with the Taylor Engineering Research Institute Develope The Surf Rover.  With this mobile instrument platform, operations can be conducted seamlessly across the dry beach, out into the surf zone, and beyond.  The Surf Rover has the ability to be folded into a suitable configuration so it can be easily and rapidly transported on a modified boat trailer to any coastal location.

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