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UCF Alumna, Student Selected for NASA Graduate Research Award

June 1, 2023
Marley Albright ’23 will take her college career to new heights this fall through the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) award. She is one of approximately 60 U.S. college students who have been selected for this honor, which covers the tuition and fees for a graduate-level program and includes a fellowship at a NASA […]

Vasu Discusses Hydrogen Technology in News 13 Interview

May 30, 2023
As more attention and resources shift toward clean energy solutions, industry leaders are increasingly interested in hydrogen. But even the resource’s biggest advocates acknowledge its major challenges, both technologically and in terms of safety. Above all, hydrogen is attractive because it’s a clean energy source, according to Subith Vasu, a professor at the University of Central […]

Training in Robotic Systems Leads to Sea of Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering Alumnus

May 11, 2023
Under the ocean lies a mysterious world of sea creatures, coral reefs, aquatic plants…and underwater robots. Those robots aren’t toy fish or mechanical sharks used in films, but rather unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) used by research organizations and the military. UCF alumnus Cody Nichoson ’21 is the newest member of the team that develops UUVs […]

Perotti Receives NSF CAREER Award

May 3, 2023
The heart is a complex machine and understanding its mechanics from the microstructural level could unlock the secrets behind cardiac function and dysfunction. To better understand cardiac function, Assistant Professor Luigi Perotti plans to develop a multiscale and multiphysics model that can link the macroscopic motion of the heart with its causes at the cellular […]

Alumna Creates AI-Based Platform to Help Users Set and Achieve Their Goals

May 2, 2023
Sometimes you need a little bit of motivation to achieve your goals. Instead of relying on lists and planners, vision boards, and even friends and family to help you stay accountable, you can now use an artificial intelligence-based platform built by UCF mechanical engineering alumna Eduarda Ferreira. That platform, socra, launched at the end of […]