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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 […]

UCF Student Ignites Passion for Research Through L.E.A.R.N. Program

May 7, 2019
When mechanical engineering major Juan Sanchez enrolled at UCF in 2018, he wanted to experience something unique, something that other freshman don’t normally do. So he decided to L.E.A.R.N. Sanchez was one of 60 students who participated in the 2018-19 cohort of the L.E.A.R.N. program, which offers two tracks: one for transfer students and one […]

UCF Aerospace Alumnus Signs With Pittsburgh Steelers

May 6, 2019
It’s not every day that an engineer leaves Lockheed Martin to play in the NFL, but that’s exactly what University of Central Florida aerospace engineering alumnus Matthew Wright, ’18 is about to do. Wright signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent — one of four UCF Knights to do so — shortly […]