Engineering research team delivers first of a kind Department of Defense solution 

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Richard Vigeant, FLARE Director and Regional Advancement and Capability Enhancement (RACE) Program Manager, received the inscribed, crystal trophy at a ceremony held Jan. 6.

A team of UF researchers from the Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) program — the applied and classified research arm of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering — was presented the AFRL Corporate Award in the category of External Support by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Munitions Directorate for their exemplary technological expertise, customer service, and quick development and deployment of a secure research and collaboration infrastructure and capability that is critical to AFRL’s need for flexibility to respond to new challenges outside Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base.

The AFRL is a scientific research organization operated by the Air Force Material Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, that partners with world-class engineers, scholars, and researchers to find groundbreaking solutions that advance the military preparedness of the United States.

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UF News February 17, 2022