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UCF Researchers Discover Secret to Destroy Chemical Weapons

July 8, 2019
University of Central Florida Associate Professor Subith Vasu and a team of researchers have unlocked some of the secrets behind the destruction of chemical weapons. The results were published recently as a cover story in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. Through his work, Vasu discovered how long it takes for toxic chemical compounds to deteriorate in […]

Aerospace Professor Appointed CECS Associate Dean

July 3, 2019
Associate Professor Ali P. Gordon has accepted the position of the Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Gordon held the appointment on an interim basis, and he transitions to this new role on Aug. 23. Some of Gordon’s achievements as the interim dean […]

UCF Discovery Could Allow Travel from Coast to Coast in Under 30 Minutes

June 3, 2019
People can travel from the University of Central Florida to Orlando International Airport in about 30 minutes, barring heavy traffic. But what if they could travel from New York to Los Angeles in that time or less? A recent discovery made at UCF could bring travelers one step closer to turning that fantasy into reality. […]

UCF Students to Host First Collegiate Drone Racing Competition

May 13, 2019
Two University of Central Florida engineering students have launched a drone racing league, with the goal being to eventually host intercollegiate competitions in the region. Derek Saltzman and Mason Mincey’s first competition was scheduled for Saturday, with the plan being to pit teams of local pilots against one another at RCACF Tangerine Field in Apopka, […]

Robot Mowers of UCF, USF Students Compete for OUC, Duke Solar Plants

May 13, 2019
Robotic mowers from the universities of Central Florida and South Florida will face off at a Disney solar plant Monday in a competition for the future of industrial lawn care. Orlando Utilities Commission and Duke Energy are sponsoring several engineering teams from the universities. The utilities’ goal is to set in motion the development of […]