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Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.

Faculty: Yousong Ding

College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor

Yousong Ding was recently awarded a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through its prestigious Young Investigator Research Program. As one of 59 outstanding scientists and engineers earning the award, he will receive $120,000 a year for a three-to-five year period. His research project is titled “Engineering Biosystems for Aromatic Nitration.” Ding was named an assistant professor in the department of medicinal chemistry at UF in 2013.

Faculty: Juan Gilbert

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair

One of the first hires under the University of Florida’s Preeminence Plan, Juan Gilbert is both the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and the Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, where he leads the Human-Experience Research Lab. A pioneer in the field of human-centered computing, he was the driving force behind the Prime III voting system that makes it possible for people with a wide range of abilities to cast their ballots.

Alumni: Martin Maldonado

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. 09

Martin Maldonado has dedicated his life to studying alternative mechanisms for the social inclusion of the extremely poor. A full-time researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina, he was distinguished as an Early Career Social Science Fellow in 2015 by the International Social Science Council. Regarding the eradication of extreme poverty, Maldonado says, “We have the knowledge and the tools. We only lack the necessary number of hearts to do it.”

For the Gator Good

The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.

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