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]
Academic stress and depression are increasing among UF students. 5,088 students were seen by the CWC in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which is around 10% of the student body.