Science Articles

UF Research Helps Drive Florida's Tech Economy

Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020 and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state.

UF astrobiologist embarks on second Mars mission

After serving on the Curiosity rover team since 2009, Amy Williams is now a participating scientist on the Perseverance rover, which touches down on the red planet on Feb. 18.

Two UF professors elected to National Academy of Inventors

Emeritus professor of anesthesiology Richard Melker and professor of obstetrics and gynecology Gregory Schultz were recognized for their spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

UF awarded NASA contract to build space exploration device

NASA has awarded the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Charge Management Device (CMD) contract to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Artificial Intelligence Research Catalyst Fund awards 20 grants totaling $1 million

The University of Florida has awarded 20 faculty teams $50,000 each from UF Research's Artificial Intelligence Research Catalyst Fund to pursue a wide range of AI-related projects. The researchers will utilize the university’s world-leading computing capabilities to analyze vast amounts of data and predict solutions to health, agriculture, engineering and educational challenges. 

Seven UF researchers named 2020 AAAS Fellows

Seven researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. This year's new Fellows bring UF's total to 59.