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MAE Alumnus Engineers Innovative Solutions to Pediatric Medical Problems

February 23, 2022
When physicians at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children dream up new medical devices or reimagine surgical treatments, they know that Ray Prather ’13, ‘15MS, 18PhD, can help them bring their ideas to fruition. The three-time UCF graduate is a senior research associate at the hospital, where he’s worked for the past three […]

UCF Researchers Use Engineering Expertise to Solve Problems of the Heart

February 14, 2022
UCF’s engineers do more than develop innovative space technology or reimagine the next generation of wind turbines — they also solve matters of the heart. Several mechanical and aerospace engineers at UCF focus their expertise on finding creative solutions to various heart conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women […]

UCF Engineer Helping Unlock Secrets of Heart Disease, Cancer, Sleep Apnea, more

February 10, 2022
Olusegun Ilegbusi is an engineering-in-medicine pioneer helping doctors understand the fluid dynamics of the heart, throat, and lungs, which ultimately will help patients battling heart disease, cancer, and sleep apnea, among others. In collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the professor conducted a study to answer the age-old question of why a heart attack […]

‘Girls ReCode’ group helps recruit female high schoolers to STEM jobs

November 19, 2021
Orlando, Fla. — A high schooler’s extracurricular club is growing and gaining members and soon even recognition as a nonprofit. Girls ReCode is launched at Lake Highland Preparatory School by sophomore Neha Patil. It is all about instilling interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in younger female students. One college educator adds her […]

UCF’s Brightest Shine During Luminary Awards

October 7, 2021
The UCF community celebrated the accomplishments of 15 exceptional faculty members at its annual Luminary Awards Wednesday. UCF leadership lauded faculty members for being leaders in their fields and conducting work that has had a significant impact on the world. COVID-19 disrupted plans for the recognition ceremony in 2020 so UCF honored the 2020 and […]