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Category: Natural Resources

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science.    From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. Since her father served in the Coast Guard, Marshbanks was exposed to… Read More

CALS Student Cultivates Connections Through Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year to recognize Hispanic Americans. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is recognizing Hispanic students and their stories and… Read More

NaviGATORing the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Experience

The UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will host high school juniors and seniors for a virtual campus visit through NaviGATORing CALS on select Thursday’s this fall. NaviGATORing CALS allows high school juniors and seniors the… Read More

CALS Faculty & Staff Nominated for Career Influencer Awards

By Sammie Walker, Manager of Integrated Partnerships – CALS, Career Connections Center The University of Florida Career Influencer Awards celebrates the collaboration and innovation of our partners who have had an exceptional impact on career development and career… Read More

From Participants to Counselors: Three CALS Students Return to the Florida Youth Institute

Each year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts a week-long summer program for high-school students to learn about food insecurity on a local and global scale, experience Florida agriculture and natural resources, and share ideas… Read More

UF agricultural and biological engineering graduate program ranks among top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

agricultural and biological engineering faculty member teaches two students science problems on a light board.

The University of Florida’s agricultural and biological engineering graduate program remains in the Top 10 nationwide, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings that came out March 17. The program ranked No…. Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Women at the helm inspire the next generation of agricultural and biological engineers

agricultural and biological engineering chairs

Despite a more visible push over the past several years to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, one area continues to see a higher number of men earning degrees:… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas

Margaret Rivas hoped to go to college to become an organic chemist, but her road to college was unexpectedly delayed when her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. “All of my plans for college went out the… Read More