UF Research and College of Engineering Offer Engaging NASA Workshops

The University of Florida currently has more than 150 faculty members involved in NASA-funded research projects, but UF has significant untapped potential for NASA research. To address this potential, UF Research and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering are hosting two workshops for faculty.

Current NASA-funded researchers will share their experiences and familiarity with space-related research. Together, presenters and participants will brainstorm how researchers can add a NASA component to research already funded by other federal agencies like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy.

May 24, 2021, 1 pm – 4 pm
This workshop will focus on NASA’s current mission structure, its origins/history, and the Science Mission Directorate, which is the largest of the four directorates and the one that most overlaps with UF’s diverse research portfolio.

May 27, 2021, 1 pm – 4 pm
This workshop will focus on the remaining three NASA directorates in separate tracks: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Space Technology Mission Directorate. Participants can select the program that is the best fit for their research.

To register, see the College of Engineering Engaging NASA Registration webpage.

The workshops will be followed by an in-person event in the fall that will bring faculty together to share their research, form teams, interact with NASA personnel, and explore opportunities to pursue future NASA solicitations.

For more information, see the College of Engineering’s Engaging NASA webpage.