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Sachio Semmoto Returns to ECE Florida

Students will get the unique chance of asking a world-renowned innovator and entrepreneur—Dr. Sachio Semmoto—about his life, his career path, and anything else on Monday, Feb. 19. The Q&A session with Dr. Semmoto will be held at 11:00am in the NVIDIA Auditorium in Malachowsky Hall and will be an in-person only event.

David Vozzola Establishes $125k Innovation Fund In Honor of His Father

In a tribute to ECE alumnus David B. Vozzola (BSEE ’63), David E. Vozzola and Doreen M. Vozzola have established the David B. Vozzola Innovation Fund to foster innovation, research, and teaching within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. With the $125,000 philanthropic pledge, David E. Vozzola seeks to honor his father, a proud lifelong Gator Engineer.

ECE Alumni Gather to Honor Bill Wagner

A dedicated group of ECE Florida alumni joined current staff and faculty members recently to honor the memory of Bill Wagner, teaching faculty and manager of ECE undergraduate teaching labs from 1985 to 2002.

In Memoriam: Fred Sias Jr.

ECE Florida is saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed alumnus Dr. Fred Sias, Jr. (BSEE ’54 MSEE ’59). Fred Sias’ connection with ECE Florida is a deep one—his father, Ralph Sias, graduated from the University of Florida in 1928 with a Bachelor’’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.