Discovery and Innovation
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As the pandemic evolved, UF scientists pivoted, proposing responses big and small — many from makeshift home labs. They mixed hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer. They 3D printed thousands of nasal swabs. They designed simple, inexpensive ventilators. Engineers teamed up with virologists to understand how COVID-19 spreads through the air. Biostaticians were world leaders in modeling when and where to expect the next outbreak. Tourism and business scholars calculated the pandemic’s impact on Florida’s economy, while education researchers calculated its impact on students and teachers. And through it all, they continued to pursue other avenues of scientific inquiry, breaking records for new proposals and new funding for research, from astronomy to zoology.