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UCF Student Makes It to Top 5 in Miss Universe Competition

January 18, 2023
University of Central Florida student Ashley Cariño placed fifth overall at the 71st Miss Universe pageant this weekend. Cariño competed in multiple rounds at the pageant Saturday, making it to the top five finalist spot. Miss USA, Miss Venezuela, Miss Dominican Republic, and Miss Curacao joined her as finalists, according to the Associated Press. Cariño […]

Path to Degree Was Full of Challenge and Success for Aerospace Engineering Graduate

December 15, 2022
Matthew Wood can thank the friend from his sixth-grade math class for inspiring his current career in aerospace engineering. While learning the principles of pre-algebra, the pair would discuss the more interesting topic of aviation. Wood’s friend would show off his model airplanes and talk about his dream of becoming a pilot. These daily discussions […]

Graduate Student Profile: Jethro Suarez

December 15, 2022
Growing up, Jethro Suarez was inspired by his parents to give back to those around him. Both his mother and father have served as nurses for years, and his father uses his engineering background to help others through medicine. “My love for both the engineering field and the medical field comes from them,” he says. […]

Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Student Selected for ISS National Laboratory Fellowship

November 16, 2022
A University of Central Florida aerospace engineering doctoral student is beginning a year-long project that could lead to a better design of space station systems, including Gateway, the planned lunar outpost that will serve as a vital component of the Artemis program. She joins the ranks of multiple UCF students and faculty who have been working on research […]

The Gray Men and Women of UCF

November 14, 2022
Mike Kepner ’19MA does not intend to stand out. Yet the precision in his posture and cordiality in his voice are impossible to miss. You notice as he welcomes students into a relaxing office next to Addition Financial Arena. He offers them quiet places to study, something to drink, and space to be themselves. The students […]