While some University of Florida astronomy, aerospace and mechanical engineering students are competing in the nation’s largest science fair in Washington, D.C. a smaller group of students is competing at another event: The American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Human Powered Vehicle competition. While the event has been slightly less publicized around UF, it is well known around the world. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz spoke with team captain Roy Rada, who has been working on the vehicle for two years and is just arriving at the competition in Pennsylvania.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHumanPoweredVehicle.mp3]
As dean of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications from 1976 to 1994, Lowenstein arranged for the installation of a large, integrated PC network, made up of some 300 computers – one of the earliest in a university environment.