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UCF Develops New Method to Explore What Happens Inside Fires and Explosions

April 18, 2019
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new University of Central Florida method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner engines and even space travel. Associate professor Subith Vasu and doctoral student Zachary Loparo in UCF’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace […]

Florida Space Institute Prepares MAE Students for the Lab

April 12, 2019
Where the classroom can provide practical and theoretical knowledge, the laboratory can put that knowledge into practice. But oftentimes students aren’t prepared to work in a lab — so Associate Scientist Julie Brisset is creating educational opportunities at the Florida Space Institute to change that. Brisset, who studies planetary sciences, joined the Department of Mechanical […]

Gordon Receives Inaugural Champion of Undergraduate Research Award

April 1, 2019
Just weeks after high school graduation, Ali Gordon was working on computer programs with his physics professor at Morehouse College. It was a hot summer in Atlanta and Gordon was working from his professor’s stuffy, cramped office. With no computer to actually work on, and no budget to buy one, he had to write code […]

Kassab Inducted Into Biological Engineering College of Fellows

March 25, 2019
Professor Alain Kassab, coordinator of the biomedical engineering program at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows Class of 2019 this past weekend. He was nominated and elected to the college for his leadership in biomedical engineering education and his contributions […]

Honors Scholar Selected for Prestigious Research Internship in Karlsruhe, Germany

March 1, 2019
Research is more than sitting in a lab or crunching numbers on a computer; it is an experience that transcends cultures and communities. This is something that Amy Lebanoff, a junior mechanical engineering major, understands completely. “I love this field because research is just about learning and creating knowledge for other people, which eventually led […]