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NASA Fellowship Turns Doctoral Student’s Dream Into Reality

October 23, 2020
It’s not often that a childhood dream manifests into a grown-up reality. For Christian Vazquez, an aerospace engineering Ph.D. student, that dream did come true in the form of an opportunity at NASA. Vazquez was recently awarded the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship. The highly competitive opportunity was awarded to just sixty fellows […]

UCF Researchers Are Working on Tech So Machines Can Thermally ‘Breathe’

October 15, 2020
In the era of electric cars, machine learning and ultra-efficient vehicles for space travel, computers and hardware are operating faster and more efficiently. But this increase in power comes with a trade-off: They get superhot. To counter this, University of Central Florida researchers are developing a way for large machines to “breathe” in and out […]

Raghavan Named Columnist for Ninth Year of UCF Forum

October 15, 2020
Nine new columnists, including MAE Professor Seetha Raghavan, will begin sharing their opinions for the ninth year of the weekly UCF Forum. The faculty, staff and student writers for the next 12 months of columns are from engineering, business, athletics and varied other fields around the university. Some of the writers also are graduates from […]

‘Reach for the Stars’ More Than a Motto for UCF and its Work

September 29, 2020
If you were asked to name key players in the aerospace industry, odds are you would list SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA and a few others. I doubt you would include the University of Central Florida. You should. It is no coincidence the 50-yard line of UCF’s football stadium lines up […]