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Alumnus and NASCAR Driver Shares Favorite UCF Memory

October 10, 2019
Before Tampa’s Aric Almirola became a NASCAR Cup Series regular, he needed a backup plan. So the Hillsborough High alumnus went to UCF to study mechanical engineering, in case racing didn’t work out. He didn’t need that degree after all. Almirola enters Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega 11th in points. He won the last race […]

MAE Celebrates Inaugural Doctoral Classes in Aerospace Engineering

October 7, 2019
One year after UCF’s 50th anniversary of classes, the university celebrated another milestone — the first classes held for the Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering marked the occasion by hosting a launch party for students and faculty on Sept. 19. The event included a meet-and-greet for students as well […]

Engineering Students Awarded 2019 Astronaut Scholarships

October 3, 2019
Two UCF Honors Scholars, Christopher Clifford and Zoe Barbeau, have been awarded the Astronaut Scholarship for 2019. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, created in 1984 by Mercury 7 astronauts, recognizes talented STEM students in their junior or senior year of college who intend to pursue research or advance their field after graduation. Awards are up to […]

California Technology Company Visits Limbitless Solutions to Discuss the Future of Assistive Technology

October 3, 2019
Senior leadership from the California-based software company Autodesk Inc. will visit Limbitless Solutions on the UCF campus today to participate in an Impact Forum focused on the future of assistive technology. Autodesk’s chief technology officer Scott Borduin and Scott Reese, senior vice president of manufacturing cloud and production products, will discuss assistive technology and the role design […]

MAE Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

October 1, 2019
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has welcomed two new members of the faculty: Lecturer Sagnik Mazumdar and Assistant Professor Joon-Hyuk Park. Mazumdar joins UCF from Northern Arizona University, where he served as an instructor for five years. He brings extensive experience from industry, having completed sponsored projects for the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, […]