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University of North Florida

The University of North Florida wants to recruit and retain more women in its engineering program. The college’s School of Engineering announced Thursday the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering aimed at doing just that.


Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

The holidays are coming early for some Jacksonville children with disabilities. On Friday evening, they’re getting special vehicles and toys modified just for them.

University of North Florida students adapted the toys as part of a class that meshes engineering and physical therapy.

On Thursday, students were putting the finishing touches on the cars they’re upgrading for eight lucky patients, like Brycen, who has Down syndrome. His vehicle is a mini BMW with lots of customization.

Jacksonville University

A new major federal science grant will give more Jacksonville University students a leg up in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

The National Science Foundation has just named Jacksonville University the newest recipient of a $625,000 grant--the largest grant JU has received from the federal science agency to date.

JU Biology Professor Lee Ann Clements, who chairs the university's the science and mathematics division, said the university received the news about a week ago.