Innovative solutions celebrated at 17th Annual Research Awards Ceremony

Nearly 200 UF/IFAS faculty, staff, students, and their guests gathered at the Harn Museum of Art on Wednesday, May 15th for the 17th Annual Research Awards Ceremony. The theme of the night was “Innovative Solutions,” highlighting the creative and highly applicable research UF/IFAS provides its stakeholders.

Ceremony attendees sit in an auditorium for the awards ceremony.
Attendees at the Research Awards Ceremony. Photo credit: UF/IFAS Photography

Leaders from across the university were in attendance including Dr. Robert Gilbert, UF/IFAS Interim Senior Vice President, and several assistant vice presidents with UF Research.

Recognitions ranged from awards for excellent graduate theses and dissertations to impactful journal publications. Honorees also included faculty members who have recently received national distinctions, such as the three UF/IFAS researchers elected as Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Three people stand in a line holding award plaques and smiling at the camera accepting awards.
Jessica Griesheimer (left) and Dr. Xavier Martini (right) pose with CALS Dean Elaine Turner. Photo credit: UF/IFAS Photography

“Our 17th annual research awards ceremony was a huge success,” said UF/IFAS Interim Dean for Research, John Davis.  “We celebrated accomplishments across UF/IFAS as reflected by impressive numbers of publications and grant dollars.  But it all really boils down to celebrating our people – the faculty, staff and students across our organization that make UF/IFAS such a great place to work and excel.”

A complete list of the 2024 award recipients can be found at this link:

A photo gallery of the event can be found at this link:


The research mission of UF/IFAS is to discover new scientific knowledge, encourage innovative study, and create applications based on sound science that address challenges facing agriculture, natural resources, and interrelated human systems in Florida, our country, and around the world. The UF/IFAS Research enterprise represents the work of nearly 600 faculty members on the main campus in Gainesville, as well as 12 research and education centers and six demonstration sites across the state.  | @UF_IFASResearch

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Posted: May 21, 2024

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Celebration, IFAS Research

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