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Aerodynamics of Perching Birds Could Inform Aircraft Design

May 17, 2022
If you have ever watched a bird land on a tree branch, you may have noticed that it rapidly pitches its wings upward at a high angle to execute a smooth landing. However, for some birds, they land by folding their wings as they perch instead, creating a sweeping motion as they decelerate. To uncover […]

UCF Student Team Wins Grand Prize at NASA Design Event

May 10, 2022
UCF students proved they have the brightest minds at the 2022 NASA MINDS design competition. This year, two teams from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering participated and took home a total of five awards, including the grand prize. Team SenseAid was named the First Place Senior Grand Champion and received a $5,000 award […]

UCF is 1 of 7 Universities Selected for Space Force Funding

March 31, 2022
When a natural or humanitarian disaster occurs halfway around the world, the U.S. Space Force (USSF) aims to send a rocket filled with food, water and other essential supplies to the site in one hour. With the help of UCF researchers, they may be able to achieve this goal within the next decade. UCF is […]

MAE Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best By U.S. News and World Report

March 30, 2022
UCF is one of the best universities in the nation for students looking to continue their education and advance their careers in a wide range of professional areas, including emergency and crisis management, high-tech research and the engineering fields. Take it from U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, which are based on […]

Aerospace Engineering Student is UCF’s First Matthew Isakowitz Fellow

February 22, 2022
Aerospace engineering student Loubensky Baine is one of 30 students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the 2022 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. He is the first UCF student to receive this honor. Matthew Isakowitz Fellows receive a summer internship with a top commercial space company as well as an executive mentorship with a professional […]