2011 Awardees

Brijesh Thapa

Associate Professor, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management;
Director, Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute;
Co-Director for the Tourism Crisis Management Institute;
College of Health and Human Performances.

Campus Winner - Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Thapa has recently been focused in numerous capacity building and institutional development projects with respect to curriculum development, research, and training in tourism, nature and cultural heritage conservation, and natural resources management. As a PI and Co-PI, he has been involved in several long-term federally funded projects which totals in excess of $2 million in Armenia, Turkey, Russia and the southern Africa region.
Dr. Thapa was recently awarded a major research project from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation, to conduct a visitor demand assessment for the greater Kafue National Park region in Zambia. Dr. Thapa has also been instrumental in promoting international issues in two graduate level seminar courses he has developed. Ecotourism and Heritage Tourism are very popular at the University as the content is interdisciplinary with largely an international perspective.
With respect to undergraduate courses, Dr. Thapa teaches Principles of Tourism, Park Management, and Hospitality Management. Dr. Thapa has led students these past several years to New Zealand as part of a study abroad course entitled Humans and the Environment. In addition, Dr. Thapa offers a new study abroad course administered as an online class with in-country field trip program which explores the Antarctica and adjacent sub-Antarctic region. Dr. Thapa has an impressive record in successful international grant activity; scholarly publications in international periodicals; developed curriculum in tourism and ecotourism for international institutions; developed workshops for policy makers, academics and local communities; presented and been invited at major international research and policy conferences; led study abroad programs, and networked with international organizations. He strongly believes and practices the importance of thinking and working globally, and will continue to do so in the future.

Elizabeth Ross

Assistant Professor, School of Art and Art History;
College of Fine Arts.

Campus Winner - Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Ross received her B.A. in History of Art from Yale University and her A.M. and Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. Since 2006 Dr. Ross has conducted research in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Israel and Egypt. During that period, she presented research from these trips at four conference abroad in Italy, the UK, and Canada and at bilingual international conferences with a second language of Italian, French, or (next spring) German. This international research program has culminated in a book manuscript provisionally titled Inventing the View – Reinventing the Book that has been accepted for publication in late 2013 at Penn State University Press.

The content of Ross's teaching is equally international. Her courses feature works from ancient Iraq to contemporary Britain. As with her research, past history is connected to current events. In Spring 2008 she developed and taught a new 3 credit course in UF's semester long Honors in Paris program at the Paris Research Center. This was a rigorous international experience with four months of intensely experiential learning while exploring the cultural riches of Paris, Normandy, and the Mediterranean coast. Ross is a member of several international professional associations: Renaissance Society of America; Historians of Netherlandish Art; and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

Araceli Castaneda

Assistant Director of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC);
Warrington College of Business Administration.

Campus Winner - Staff Category
Ms. Castaneda has represented PURC at numerous international events, developed and managed relationships with educational and other institutions in 12 countries, managed a flagship international training program, initiated new international education programs, and taught in international leadership programs involving over 30 different countries. Ms. Castaneda oversees PURC's operations and financial matters. She assisted in the development of Memorandums of Understanding with ABAR and FGV that launched international courses and open doors for collaborative research. She negotiated and managed two PURC-OOCUR courses in the Caribbean (Jamaica and The Bahamas), oversaw the development of a third PURC course targeted for the Caribbean, made a plenary presentation at the 5th Annual OOCUR Conference in Guyana, and co-authored another paper that was presented as a keynote address at the 7th Annual OOCUR Conference in Tobago.
Ms. Castaneda has managed or overseen management of the flagship PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Management. Ms. Castaneda has negotiated and managed in-country courses for the Uganda Communications Commission, the Turks & Caicos Telecommunications Commission, and the Bermuda Department of Energy. She oversaw a water policy and regulation course provided in Gainesville for officials from Liaoning Province, China. Ms. Castaneda developed standardized MOUs, oversaw the development of standardized budgets and financial arrangements, and provided means for her team to develop new innovations. Ms. Castaneda teaches a leadership session in the PURC/World Bank flagship course. She has also partnered with PURC faculty to teach leadership courses in Uganda and Turks & Caicos. Her leadership and teaching extend the University's reach across the world, enhance the University's international standing, serve the needs of the University's international partners, and develop international skills for faculty, staff, and students.

Patricia J. Khan

Computer Support Specialist, Department of Pharmaceutics;
College of Pharmacy.

Campus Winner - Staff Category
Mrs. Khan has been instrumental in establishing the Global Gator Network. Global Gators was established to maintain friendships and colleague interaction developed at the UF College of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutics Department. Mrs. Khan developed and maintains a database of contact information for all visitors and alumni to the department which includes 863 contacts from 31 different countries. She developed a Facebook page where Pharmaceutics alumni communicate with each other. Mrs. Khan also developed a site through Flickr from Yahoo for gators to upload their photos. There are plans to continue developing this site for future symposium meetings. The Global Gator International Symposium, held bi-annually, allows researchers, educators and students to meet and share their work in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology. Mrs. Khan has worked to develop online registration to facilitate attendance. She worked to develop an online system for potential COP students to check the status of their application. She has attended and coordinated these meetings, taking care of the logistics and the many issues needed for an international meeting. The work and efforts of Mrs. Khan have increased interest in the College of Pharmacy and potential opportunities for collaboration with the Pharmaceutics Department. She is responsible for contacting international students, faculty, postdocs and visiting scholars who are interested in coming to UF to study. Mrs. Khan developed an online system for potential COP students to check the status of their application. This process has been adopted by other departments within the college. Mrs. Khan has served our Department for 33 years with great dedication and enthusiasm, making sure that all different cultures and backgrounds work together in harmony in the true spirit of the 'Global Gator Nation'.

2011 Nominees

Dr. Jason E. Butler
Associate Professor
College of Engineering.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Butler is the Co-Director of an NSF-funded program to internationalize graduate research and education. This $3.2 million Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant is providing enhanced training and education to at least 35 University of Florida graduate students through international collaborations with multiple laboratories in France and Japan. Research collaborations between Dr. Butler and his international partners have generated multiple technical and theoretical advances and accompanying co-authored papers. Dr. Butler co-leads a program sponsored by the French Department of State for exchange of joint workshops between distinguished faculty in France and faculty at UF. Dr. Butler has worked continuously as a reviewer for international journals; most particularly, he has performed an extensive number of reviews for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. His expertise on the subject of fluid dynamics has been sought by international funding agencies including CRDF Global and ANR, the French National Research Agency.

Donna Cohen
Associate Professor
College of Design, Construction and Planning.

Senior Faculty Category
In 2007 Ms. Cohen founded the UF Architecture/Africa Initiative, supported by the Center for African Studies and School of Architecture. She has hosted 8 significant African architects and historians at UF to lecture, review student work, lead workshops and join her "Topics in African Architecture" Seminar Discussions. In 2009 a FEO Award allowed Ms. Cohen to lecture and present to several universities in East Africa. In 2010 she began a collaborative design studio with the ETH Switzerland "Florida: Crossing American Territory". Ms. Cohen is currently teaching in Italy with the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, where she has taught architecture and interior design students for 3 full semesters over the past 5 years.

Larry A. DiMatteo
Professor
Warrington College of Business Administration.

Senior Faculty Category
Professor DiMatteo is the Huber Hurst Professor of Legal Studies in the Warrington College of Business. He has excelled in areas of teaching, research and service in the area of international business law. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of international business law and has authored over 50 articles and book chapters and ten books. He is most known for his work on international contract law and has written in multiple other areas. He has won awards for teaching international business law courses and has received grants for curriculum development in international pedagogy. This fall he is organizing and hosting a major conference on international law.

Dr. Mauricio A. Elzo
Professor
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Elzo has established a multi-disciplinary international research, teaching and development program focused on genetic and economic aspects of animal evaluation in unibreed and multibreed populations for growth, feed efficiency, carcass, and meat quality in tropical and subtropical environments at local, national, and international levels. His program includes joint research projects in beef and dairy cattle, buffalo and swine and resulted in the training of 8 PhD (4 graduated) and 9 MS (5 graduated) students from Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, and the US, 26 refereed (17 published, 9 submitted) and 48 non-refereed publications, and 45 presentations to scientific congresses and meetings. Dr. Elzo has been responsible for the establishment and management of six cooperative agreements between UF and universities in Colombia and Thailand.

Dr. Geoffrey Giles
Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Giles has taught in the history department of UF since 1978. His scholarly expertise has been recognized overseas. In each of the two British War Crimes dealing with the Second World War he was one of the two expert witnesses at the Old Baily in London. In 2007 the Research Center for Contemporary History in Hamburg flew him in for a symposium on "Reading Hamburg: Anglo-American Perspectives." In Spring of 2009 BBC Radio flew a reporter from London to interview him about the counterfeiters at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for a documentary. He has been involved with the Holocaust Educational Foundation since 1993. Dr. Giles developed the UF in Cambridge program in 1983 and UF in Munich program in 2005.

Dr. Rafael Guzman
Professor and Chair
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Guzman served as Deputy Principal Investigator of the "Consolider Ingenio-2010 Program," which is the most prestigious award offered by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He served as the first Executive Director of the International School of Advanced Instrumentation (IScAI). Composed of 15 universities, institutes, and companies located in Spain, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. He is the leader of a major collaborative effort between Spain and the State of Florida to develop a world class program in small satellites based at the University of Florida in partnership with Space Florida and the Kennedy Space Center. In five years this promises to make Spain and Florida the world leaders in small spacecraft providing fully integrated services from spacecraft design and manufacturing to spacecraft-payload integration, launch, operations, and payload data reduction for industry, government agencies, and universities.

Dr. Melissa Hyde
Associate Professor
College of Fine Arts.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Hyde did her graduate work in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkley. Her field of specialization is early modern European art, with an emphasis on cultural history, gender studies, feminist theory and the history of art criticism. She teaches courses on European art (especially French) of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and on gender and the visual arts. She regularly teaches in UF's study abroad programs in Paris and Florence. Dr. Hyde was the recipient of the College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year Award and was named the College of Fine Arts International Educator of the Year in 2005 and 2011. She was awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2008-2011.

Dr. Yuncong Li
Professor
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Senior Faculty Category
Dr. Li is recognized internationally as a leading scientist in sustainable management of soils and water quality. Dr. Li has been invited to give keynote talks and lectures in many countries. He has taught short courses on integrated nutrient management and soil and water quality in Brazil, China, Columbia and Mexico. Dr. Li is an editor of the Handbook of Soil Sciences, which includes contributions from over 200 international scholars from 27 countries. This handbook will have long lasting benefits to the world of soil science. His second book "Water Quality Concepts, Sampling and Analyses" has been distributed worldwide and used by scientists and environmental professionals for protecting water resources.

Dr. David Ostroff
Professor and Chair
College of Journalism and Communications.

Senior Faculty Category
Since 2006, Dr. Ostroff has regularly taught two of the most popular courses—World Communication System and International Communication in the College of Journalism and Communications. Since 2009 he's served as an affiliate professor for the Center for European Studies. He is very proactive about recruiting and hosting international guest speakers. Dr. Ostroff has provided significant mentoring to students at all levels who are pursuing research on international issues. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Frieda Saeys Foundation. He serves as a member of the editorial board for Medianali. In June 2011 he served as a delegate for the 1st Annual European Union Digital Agenda Assembly. In 2007 and 2009 he conducted workshops for the United States Institute on Journalism and Media. From 2006-2010 he was the academic coordinator for the College's exchange program with Budapest College of Communications and Business. Her serves on the advisory council for UF's International Center and Center for European Studies. In the last five years he has attended eight major conferences in three different countries.

Dr. Ronald D Cave
Associate Professor
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Cave investigates the biological control of invasive pest insects at the Hayslip Biological Control Research and Containment Laboratory at the Indian River Research and Education Center. He discovered a new species of parasitic fly, Lixadmontia franki Wood and Cave, which attacks the Mexican bromeliad weevil and a new species of lady beetle, Phaenochilus n. sp. Dr. Cave collaborates with Dr. Brett Ratcliffe (University of Nebraska) to survey the Dynastinae of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the West Indies, with Urku Estudios Amazónicos in Peru, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana in Honduras, and the Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura through training and research. He is currently Managing Editor of The Coleopterists Bulletin and serves on the Editorial Advisory board for BioControl News and Information.

Dr. Amy Jo Coffey
Assistant Professor
College of Journalism and Communications.

Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Coffey has served as faculty advisor to Noticias WUFT, a student-produced Spanish language newscast airing weekly on WUFT-FM. Dr. Coffey has presented papers at several national and international conferences on such topics as language preferences of bilingual audiences, the struggle of Asian audiences for legitimacy in the U.S. media, and the relationship of ethnic audiences and advertiser preferences. Dr. Coffey has worked with colleagues from several Colleges at UF to test the effectiveness of Second Life technologies as means to learn about Chinese culture and customs. This research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. She has served as co-chair of a successful doctoral graduate from China, has supervised independent study projects from graduate students from Ukraine and from China and is a member of a successful MA thesis committee in which the students compared US and European Union policies towards digital televisions.

Dr. Holly Donohoe
Associate Professor
College of Health and Human Performance.

Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Donohoe conducted research and collaborated on projects with colleagues in Brazil, Canada, China, Wales, France, South Africa, and the United States and has disseminated her findings in 15 peer-reviewed publications leading to international journals. She has delivered 40 scientific presentations and 24 invited presentations in over 20 countries. On campus, Dr. Donohoe is dedicated to the development of the students she mentors both at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has integrated her research into course content and assignments. She has involved current and former students from numerous countries in her research and publication activities. This is a noteworthy contribution to the development of UF students and one that distinguishes Dr. Donohoe's research and teaching as 'global-to-local' in scope.

Dr. Charles Haddad and Dr. Judella Haddad-Lacle
College of Medicine
Junior Faculty Category
They have a special interest in improving international health and exposing UF students from several disciplines to the challenges and possibilities attainable only through coordinated global health endeavors. They have volunteered to lead annual international study trips to the Dominican Republic for the past 5 years sponsored by UF. The goal is for aspiring physicians and other health care providers to gain an understanding of how different cultures have unique health care issues and outcomes and to develop a lasting interest in helping poor and needy communities. While there the groups meet interns from one of the medical schools in the heart of the Dominican Republic and together provide care to the rural and underprivileged areas. Apart from the medical service to the Dominican Republic, they also provide health care education in Aruba.

Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences.

Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Hebblethwaite has made significant contributions to research on Haitian Creole Language and Culture. He has 10 publications, a book and translation work. Dr. Hebblethwaite has expanded a practically non-existent program into a vibrant, scholarly and culturally significant component of UF's offerings in Haitian Creole. He has consistently sought and obtained funding that would enable students to engage in international activities and to enhance his course to include international components. Dr. Hebblethwaite has developed and directed two study abroad courses offered through UFIC: Hip Hop and the Culture Wars in Europe, an English-language course to be offered in summer of 2012 and before that, Hip Hop and the French Language and Culture, a course taught in French for UFIC at the Institut Catholique in Paris, France (FRE 4956).

Daniel Indelicato
College of Medicine.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Indelicato received the ARRO Teacher of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010. It is unprecedented for the same faculty member to receive the award two years in a row. Last year Dr. Indelicato brought online the first dedicated pediatric proton therapy fellowship in the world. His work and reputation as an educator is such that he has been invited to give 4 major oral presentations over the past two years at international meetings related to pediatric oncology. Over the past two years he has treated 70 children from 11 different countries with cancer; cared for 90% of pediatric patients from the United Kingdom who required proton therapy; and developed an internationally recognized pediatric proton therapy program which has hosted visiting physicians and scientists from 7 different countries.

Dr. Hui Zou
Associate Professor
College of Design, Construction and Planning.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Zou's research includes comparative studies in architecture and garden histories, cross-cultural studies of architectural design and its theories, Chinese architecture and garden histories. He has published extensively in the refereed journals of architectural history, garden history, philosophy, Sinology, and architectural design. His teaching enhances student awareness of international issues provides opportunities for study or research activities abroad. He teaches architectural history and theory lecture courses for undergraduates, architectural history and theory graduate seminars, undergraduate design studios, the East Asia Summer Study Abroad Program, and supervises master and doctoral thesis research. He integrates comparative and cross-cultural perspectives into his courses broadening the student's view of architecture in the global context. With Dr. Zou's help, some UF architectural alumni are working in the top design firms in China. He always encourages his graduate students to respect their own cultural backgrounds and explore the cross-cultural approach in their thesis research whose varying topics include the sustainable habitats in Israel, fengshui-based villages in southern China, and the ancient Roman buildings of Belvedere, etc. Dr. Zou published his research in both Western and Chinese scholarships. His research is highly recognized by the Chinese academia in architecture. During the EA study abroad program he gave lectures to the local schools, introducing the UF and the UF School of Architecture and encouraging the Chinese students to apply to the UF graduate program. Most importantly , the disciplined behaviors and design creativities of the UF students continues to produce deeply positive impressions with the Chinese partners. This makes the EA Program consistently welcome and popular in China, and opens the door for UF architectural alumni to practice architecture in the active and competitive Chinese market.

Dr. Gregory A. Kiker
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Kiker specializes in ecological and hydrological modeling, adaptive environmental management and decision and risk analysis. He has used his long-term international experience in southern Africa to expand UF research and teaching capacity in Africa and Latin America to help gather over 2.4 million dollars in sponsored, international research. Through cooperation with his UF colleagues, he has extended multi-disciplinary, model development and decision analytical approaches into the Central American and Amazonia regions as a CO-PI on two recently awarded NSF grants. He has recently been awarded a second Fulbright Scholarship to fund research collaboration with South African National Parks and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His extension efforts work actively with governmental water agencies and national parks to integrate research into practical solutions.

Dr. Sarah Kovner
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Kovner's research promises to shift the terms of debate on a number of international controversies, including Japan's history of forced sexual slavery, the treatment of allied military prisoners during the Pacific War, and contemporary opposition to U.S. overseas bases. Dr. Kovner's book, Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan will be published by Stanford University Press in January 2012. Dr. Kovner's new book project, "Guards and Prisoners in Japan's Wartime Empire," will be an international history of Allied POWs and their captors in the Pacific War. Dr. Kovner's courses deal explicitly with international themes – whether undergraduate surveys of Modern Korea and Japan, senior seminars on gender and Japan or the Pacific War, or a graduate course on international history and gender, these courses increase student awareness of other cultures.

Dr. Peter S. McFetridge
Associate Professor
College of Engineering.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. McFetridge's international development, teaching and research activities have been multifaceted, ranging from being the coordinator of an international internship program to one-on-one writing and language skills in students in Chongqing, China and Japan. He was heavily involved with the setup of (and became the program coordinator) for an Undergraduate Research Internship Program. In 2004 at the Japan Research Institute of Material Technology in Tokyo he was awarded the 2004 Leadership award and presented as a plenary speaker. In Fall 2010 he established close ties with Chongqing University and Chengdu Medical University, P.F. China. Dr. McFetridge is currently setting up an International Capstone Exchange with the University of Bath, UK. Dr. McFetridge has a continuing collaboration with INVIBIO in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Pilar Mendoza
Associate Professor
College of Education.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Mendoza was named one of the three members of their International Advisory Board charged with the mission of helping the Center develop their strategic plan for the next six years. She taught, in Spanish, a graduate course in educational leadership and started a research project with CIFE faculty related to the higher education bill that the Columbian government plans to pass this fall. She serves as reviewer of one of the CIFE's journals titled Voces y Silencios. She has collaborated with scholars from La Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on a project related to socialization to teaching of junior faculty in Spanish universities. Dr. Mendoza's work has been published in international journals and disseminated through conferences in several countries. She is currently developing a major research partnership with at La Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia. Dr. Mendoza's teaching focuses on areas of diversity and international education.

Daniel Sokol
Levin College of Law.
Junior Faculty Category
Professor Sokol has established an international reputation in the fields of antitrust and competition law as well as corporate governance standards relating to these issues. He has authored and co-authored major pieces of scholarship for academic publications including Stanford University Press and Oxford University Press. Prof. Sokol has organized a number of international conferences which have included a mix of academics in law and economics and practitioners from both government and the private sector in locations such as Sao Paolo, New York, India and Hong Kong. Prof. Sokol has designed new courses on international subjects and brought in faculty from law schools around the world, including India, Korea, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Chile, and Germany. He has attracted fully funded graduate students from other countries to work under his supervision, including Ireland and China. The recognition and respect for Prof. Sokol extends outside the academic community and has raised the recognition of UF as a globally-engaged university.

Dr. Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini
Associate Professor
College of Nursing.
Junior Faculty Category
Dr. Stacciarini's research focusses on mental health promotion among Latino immigrants in the US. In 2010, she applied for and was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity award to expand an international cooperative agreement with the Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mexico. She has contributed to nursing science by publishing in international journals in three different languages, and presenting her work at nursing and interdisciplinary international conferences. She received an international faculty scholar from Dr. Rosimere Santa, from the University of Rio de Janeiro, 2010. She is the coordinator of an independent study abroad program offered to UF nursing students in Yucatan, Mexico. She provides international service as a scientific reviewer for three major Brazilian nursing journals.

Mary Byrd
Senior Secretary
College of Fine Arts.

Staff Category
Mrs. Byrd has functioned as the liaison with the International Center for four international theatre productions which toured to: Hamburg, Germany; Brno and Prague in the Czech Republic; Athens and Spetses, Greece; and Edinburgh, Scotland. Mrs. Byrd worked tirelessly to insure that the group of 18 UF students and faculty were able to participate in the 1st International Collegiate Theatre Festival. Mrs. Byrd was able to work with the travel agent and kept a keen eye on student progress toward payments, enrollment and documentation required for international travel. Because of Mary's attention to detail and constant encouragement, the faculty directors were able to focus on touring plans, directing the productions, and teaching full course loads. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated staff member who clearly sees these international opportunities as life changing events in a student's life.

Jairo Sanchez
Sr. Laboratory Technician
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Staff Category
Mr. Sanchez has led the field component of sugarcane and biofuels agronomy and breeding research program since 2006. His primary responsibilities are to help implement and analyze experiments designed to produce new sugarcane and energycane cultivars, and to determine sustainable and profitable agronomic practices for sugarcane and biofuels. Mr. Sanchez assists visiting scholars from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and Honduras as they visit Florida to select CP varieties from the Stage III plots on a biannual basis to use in their own sugarcane breeding programs in Central America. Mr. Sanchez was a key UF staff member in the implementation of a $984,000 US Department of Energy grant between UF and EARTH University in Costa Rica.