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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.


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.


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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