K-12 at UF, Spring 2020

(Scroll down to see images from some of the events described in this article.)

Girls Engaged in Engineering Day
On March 11, 2020, 150 middle school girls from the Sarasota and Orlando areas visited the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering for a day-long Girls Engaged in Engineering event. The STRIDE Center provided a hands-on activity in bridge building and a presentation featuring innovative research being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Bridge’s Smart Infrastructure Management Laboratory. Read more

Middle School Engineering Club Wins 2nd Place at Regional Future City Competition
This past fall, the UF STRIDE Center’s K-12 Coordinator, Ondine Wells, helped launch a new engineering club at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, FL. The first school in Alachua County to compete in the national Future City Competition, the club’s scale model of a city set 100 years in the future won 2nd place in the Regional competition as well as the People’s Choice Award. Read more

Santa Fe College Students Learn about Transportation Engineering
Dr. Nithin Agarwal, Director of the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) Technology Transfer (T2) Center and graduate faculty in the Civil and Coastal Engineering department met with students in the Gator Engineering at Santa Fe program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL to share how the transportation sector is growing and new careers continue to emerge as technologies expand and develop. Read more

Transportation Trivia at UF Engineering Fair
STRIDE along with the student chapters of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) coordinated a transportation themed trivia activity at the annual UF Engineering Fair (E-Fair) on February 18, 2020. Over 200 elementary students, teachers, and parents tested their knowledge of transportation infrastructure, modes, safety, famous historical vehicles, and fictional vehicles from popular movies and cartoon. Read more