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IA Student Shares Fall Experience in Ireland

The IA experience does not just take place in a classroom, on campus, or with the guidance of a professor. Sometimes, it can happen in unlikely places - say, in a coffee shop whilst talking about your latest dream-big moment, or online, sharing ideas in the comments thread of a video. For Zahra Khan, her Innovation Academy experience happened in another time zone -  4,000 miles away in Ireland.

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UF WELCOMES ITS LARGEST IA COHORT

On Saturday, January 6th, more than 400 students were officially welcomed to the University of Florida at the Launch into IA convocation. The ceremony presented the first occasion for IA freshmen to celebrate their entry into UF and convene with the rest of their cohort. Students, along with family and friends, received an opportunity to hear from distinguished guests, including President Fuchs, Mr. Norm Dunkel, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and from the Student Body President, Mr. Smith Myers.

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STUDENTS INNOVATE CHILD DEVELOPMENT WITH 3D-PRINTED DESIGNS

Students in Creativity in Context—IDS1353— finished their final projects this February and impressed both their professors and peers with their sophisticated child development toys made completely on 3-D printers. In collaboration with Infinity Fab Lab, a digital fabrication space available at Infinity Hall, IA students utilized their skills in creativity, design thinking, and prototyping to create full-functioning learning tools for children.

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Launch 2018

On Saturday, January 6th, more than 400 students were officially welcomed to the University of Florida at the Launch into IA convocation. The ceremony presented the first occasion for IA freshmen to celebrate their entry into UF and convene with the rest of their cohort.

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UF team wins $5,000 in first annual MuniMod civic tech competition

A team of four University of Florida students took second place in the first annual MuniMod statewide hackathon competition May 13 in Orlando. The 24-hourlong event, which presents civic problems challenging our cities, is sponsored by Florida League of Cities and Domi Station. Each team competes for a grand prize of $10,000 to continue the work on their project. This time around, however, an on-the-spot second place prize – written out on a napkin -- was handed out by judges to reflect a one-point difference.

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McGrogan Active Learning Center

Gainesville, FL – Students in the University of Florida’s Innovation Academy now have a space to match their creative spirits in the $240 thousand McGrogan Active Learning Center.

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UF Ranked Top Three at Moving Ideas from Lab to Real World

The University of Florida ranks third among all research universities in the country for getting its ideas out of the laboratory and into the real world, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer released today.

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