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UF-TYPE Codeathon Brings Computer Science to Students

A codeathon on April 15 hosted by UF-TYPE (Teaching Youth Programming Essentials), a student-run organization at the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), brought students from Gainesville-area middle and high schools together to spend the day coding.

About 40 students attended the event and participated in several coding-related activities ranging from workshops covering games, websites and robots, to a special-made escape room for the students to solve.

CISE Research Team Hosts Second Annual Brain-Drone Race

Some engineers are thinking about what humans can do with their brains. A team of students at the University of Florida, with the help of Dr. Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), are bringing those ideas to life by controlling drones with their brains.

Efforts by Gilbert and his team took flight on April 15 after the group hosted the second annual Brain-Drone Race. About 40 people attended the free event at the Florida Gymnasium on UF’s campus.

CISE Students Win at 2017 FICS Research Conference on Cybersecurity

Several students from the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) won the poster competition for their respective categories on March 8 during the second day of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research conference.

The conference, the FICS Research Conference on Cybersecurity, was held over two days at Emerson Alumni Hall on the UF campus. Student posters on cybersecurity projects were on display for judging. On day two, the conference held an awards ceremony for the poster winners in eight categories.

College Ranked in the Top 1% for Enrollment of Women

At the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, women are transforming the future. Under the leadership of Dean Cammy Abernathy, the college has prioritized diversity and inclusion alongside leadership and innovation. We are the New Engineers – leaders with a strong technical foundation who are equally adept at thinking critically and collaborating with others to execute creative solutions.

FICS Research Announces New Student Group: CyberGators

CyberGators at FICS Research is as student-driven organization dedicated to advancing cybersecurity, privacy and awareness. They are a diverse group of students performing interdisciplinary research, exploring innovative educational ideas, and seeking engagement in professional collaborations and community outreach across industry, government and academia.

Read more: FICS Research