Six UF researchers named 2019 AAAS Fellows

UFNews/UTI Six researchers from across the University of Florida have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. UF’s new Fellows include: Senthold Asseng, a professor with department of agricultural and biological engineering in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, who specializes in agricultural systems modeling. Asseng concentrates his research on the effects climate change and climate variability may have on global crop production and food security. A longtime co-leader of the international effort known as Agricultural Model Intercomparison…

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University of Florida ranks 15th among public universities with $865 million in 2018 research expenditures

UFNews/UTI The University of Florida’s record $865 million in research expenditures in 2018 placed it 15th among public universities in a national ranking of R&D spending, a new report from the National Science Foundation shows. The statistics are based on NSF’s annual Higher Education Research and Development, or HERD, survey, which compiles research expenditure data from more than 600 higher education institutions in the United States. Other ranked public institutions include the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at 7th, Penn State at 12th, the University of California, Berkeley at 16th and the University of Texas, Austin at 21st.…

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Engineering a nationwide plan to reduce campus food waste, hunger

UF News/UTI      youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-Zh-ERAR8?rel=0%5D      Video by Brianne Lehan/UF Photography   It happens daily at college campuses around the country: A truck pulls up to a restaurant or dining hall to deliver fresh ingredients. Then another comes to collect and dispose of leftover food — a service the restaurants pay for. What if we could change that system, so the first truck collected the leftover food and delivered it to local charities along their delivery route? “We have all this food that’s being thrown away, and all of these…

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