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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

Spring 2020 Graduation Feature: High School Mentor Leads Student to Pursue Agricultural Education Career

After enrolling in an agriculture course her freshman year of high school, Heather Yoder saw her teacher, Mrs. Everett, as a role model and the reason she majored in an agricultural education and communication at… Read More

COVID-19: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Online Courses

field of colorful pepper plants in yellow, orange, and red.

Written by Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS lecturer and undergraduate advisor When I joined the faculty of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), I – like… 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… Read More

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

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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… 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… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Sierra Carpenter

From a childhood love for horses, Sierra Carpenter has been around animals her entire life. Her interest evolved into a passion for meat science when she took a course with Bailey Harsh, assistant professor in… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Katie McCurley

Katie McCurley, a soil and water sciences doctoral student, has always been interested in the intersection of people and the environment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental economics at the University of Georgia, and… Read More