William G. Nash Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2010 by the estate of William G. Nash to support scholarships for deserving students in the Department of Science at the University of Florida.

William received his PHD in Mechanical Engineering in 1949 from the University of Michigan and taught at the University of Notre Dame as an associate professor. He served as a structural researcher at Bethesda Naval Institute from 1953-1957, where he participated in the deepest recorded and still classified, Naval dive and reverse engineering of recovered Soviet submarines off the coast of Norway.

William taught and served as head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida from 1958-67 and later as Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts from 1967-95. Throughout his career he served as a consultant for the Navy, Air Force, Lockheed International, General Electric, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

He passed away in 200

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