Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively… Read More

UF Student Receives Prestigious Mass Media Fellowship for Science Communication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From Himalayan peaks through the red-rock trails of Utah to the murky mysteries of Florida waterways, University of Florida student Joan Meiners’ constant companion on these adventures is her journal and pen. This summer, Meiners… Read More

IFAS/CALS Faculty Earn Top Mentoring, Teaching Awards from UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida honored two Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) faculty with university-wide teaching and mentorship awards at a ceremony held April 11. Shirley Baker, associate professor in the UF/IFAS School of… Read More

‘Infectious interest in horticulture’ helps earn UF/IFAS professor top honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida environmental horticulture professor Sandra Wilson loves to teach, but just as importantly, she loves to hear about the successes of her former students. They find employment in their field. They get married…. Read More

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at the… Read More

UF Expert Offers Tips on Navigating Mother’s Day as a Stepparent

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heather Griffith grew up spending alternating weeks at her divorced parents’ homes. But on Mother’s Day, there was no question where she would be: with her mom. “It was never an issue; it was just… Read More

In the Animal Kingdom, Many Ways to Be ‘World’s Best Mom’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the animal kingdom, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes — and some versions are downright strange, according to researchers in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida… Read More