The Answers Are Here
At the University That's Solving for Next
And we're always finding true innovation
Our Unstoppable Momentum
To say we are hiring would be an understatement. We are growing and strengthening the UF community through the Faculty 500 initiative — an unprecedented hiring effort in higher education. By bringing together these five hundred top scholars with more than 5,000 UF researchers and academicians across all disciplines we’ll enhance teaching and research and enrich our culture of innovation and collaboration as we solve for next.
Fueling Future Exploration
Our bright ideas are not limited to life on Earth. When NASA needed a waste solution for its moon-base goals, it turned to UF researchers who developed a process that turns human waste into rocket fuel. We even have a facility dedicated to growing plants in space where our scientists work with astronauts to monitor how biology reacts in microgravity. Talk about out-of-this-world innovation.
Thirst For Answers
In 1965, UF scientist Robert Cade, M.D. invented Gatorade®, one of history’s greatest examples of licensed technology transfer that launched an $8 billion beverage category and continues to support research that advances our understanding of health and human performance. Today, researchers, students and peers from around the planet come to our top ten public university to get a taste of landmark innovation creating real impact in the world.
Larger-Than Life Ideas
Without UF alumnus Douglas Leigh, Times Square wouldn’t shine quite so brightly. A true entrepreneur, Leigh bartered his way through school, moved to NYC, started his own company, then changed the landscape forever with iconic neon billboards that set the bar for outdoor advertising. (He even designed the Empire State Building’s colored lighting scheme.) Leigh was one of the first pioneers of UF's start-up tradition, and he certainly won't be the last with a bright idea.
UF researcher Shannon Boye, Ph.D. saw a clear opportunity to advance the field of gene therapy through her early work restoring vision and retinal function in mice. Today, Dr. Boye’s team is spearheading a treatment for a severe form of childhood blindness in people — just one way we’re focused on creating breakthrough procedures to solve some of medicine's most complex conditions.
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Making Moves With Our Minds
At UF, brain-controlled interfaces are lifting human potential to new heights. A team of engineering students led by professor Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., successfully held the world’s first brain-powered drone race. Now, through research and collaboration across our campus, UF is anticipating a future where brain waves power everything from mobility to automated industries. Because we know when we put our minds together, any outcome is possible.