GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is spearheading the search for solutions to society’s most ever-present challenges through its latest initiative.
Combining expertise of faculty across all 16 colleges, UF has committed more than $17 million to fund eight “moonshot” collaborative research projects that will affect change in the areas society needs it most. The College of Education will lead, directly or in part, three of the eight projects deemed vital to improving life in the 21st century
Each college was invited to submit up to two proposals on pressing issues they seek to resolve. The College of Education was awarded funding to support and lead both of its initiatives: “Precision Platform for Learning & Life” and “The A to Z’s of Early Childhood: Communicating the Science of Early Childhood Development and Learning to Those Who Need It Most from a Trusted Source.” Pavlo Antonenko, COE associate professor, will act as Co-Principal Investigator to support the Florida Museum of Natural History and Thompson Institute’s initiative: “Scientist in Every Florida School.”