CCS Contributes to UF’s $1 Billion Research Investment

CCS’ contributions to the $1 billion invested in research to date by UF was highlighted in an article by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Projects led by Professors Christine Angelini and David Kaplan showcase how the CCS supports UF’s advancement as a top university with technological discoveries and innovation.  

The College spotlighted a joint project of CCS and ESSIE to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in incorporating natural features into their engineering solutions on Florida’s First Coast. This approach tackles issues with freshwater systems, water storage, and flood dynamics effectively and at a low cost, creating better outcomes for solution performance and the environment.  

The College’s article also explores an investigation by Associate Professor David Kaplan into harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River Watershed, a collaboration between the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Funded with $2.3 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this team is studying the interaction between nutrients from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River watershed with tides, currents, and waves at the coast. This work will develop critical guidance for water management.