Month: March 2013

Sears Holdings chooses Gainesville to open ‘Center of Excellence’

GAINESVILLE, Fl: Leading integrated retailer Sears Holdings Corp. has selected Gainesville, Fla., to establish its first “Center of Excellence,” which will provide University of Florida engineering undergraduates a first-of-its-kind opportunity to land internships centered on software development while keeping talent local, UF officials announced… Read More

Magazine (Ph.D. ’69) Offering Insights on NCAA Brackets

CINCINNATI, OH:  University of Cincinnati Professor Michael Magazine (Ph.D. ISE 1969) has received significant interest lately for the course “Bracketology” as March Madness, or the NCAA Basketball Tournament season begins.  The course is taught with Paul Bessire of, which… Read More

Lin (BS ’98) Finds Passion in Retail

Susan Lin delivers a lecture to students

GAINESVILLE, FL: “Its not about your first job,” said Susan Lin (BS ISE 1998) when addressing students in the Intro to ISE course on Monday, March 18.  “Its about your foundation for your career — there is a journey to… Read More

Hartman “Pied” on Pi Day for Charity

A group of faculty take a seat after being pied in the face

GAINESVILLE, FL:  Dr. Joseph Hartman, Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering, volunteered to be “pied” by students on Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14) in order to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network.  The event, which was a… Read More

OEM Program Application Deadline – April 1

OEM Logo superimposed over research center

Gainesville, FL: The next offering of the Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) master’s degree program will be held in Orlando, with classes beginning this August. The deadline to apply is April 1 at midnight. OEM is a 20 month program combining… Read More

“Big Data” Aids in Increasing Efficiency

UF Logo superimposed over an image of a laptop

NEW YORK, NY: Steven Rosenbush and Michael Totty of The Wall Street Journal discuss the role of “big data,” defined by companies nearly instantaneous access to large quantities of information that they gather continuously, in process improvement.  The article highlights… Read More

New Mexico Mimicking UF’s Innovation Square

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: University of New Mexico President Bob Frank recently visited Gainesville to see Innovation Square.  He promptly returned to his campus and engaged Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry in a plan to mimic the hub of innovation.  The mayor has… Read More