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MAE Students Win Top Awards During Student Research Week

April 5, 2022
Students from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering won big at the Student Scholar Symposium, the main event of UCF’s Student Research Week. The event combines both the Graduate Research Forum and the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence into one week-long symposium that includes workshops and a poster competition. This year, several students from […]

Ahmed Part of New Multi-Million-Dollar Awards from U.S. Department of Defense

March 30, 2022
Three University of Central Florida researchers are part of recently announced multi-million-dollar research projects aimed at facilitating the growth of newly emerging technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. The awards, which are part of the DOD’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, will support projects that range from advancing hypersonic propulsion to improving semiconductor performance and will […]

MAE Students Win $10K Pitch Competition at UCF Technology Ventures Symposium

February 21, 2022
Revolutionary rocket engine technology developed by students in an engineering lab at the University of Central Florida landed a $10,000 grand prize at the UCF Technology Ventures Symposium, a day-long virtual event on Feb. 17 connecting Orlando’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Hosted by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, UTVS 2022 was organized […]

UCF Students Gain Research Experience Through National Science Foundation Program

February 4, 2022
Most undergraduate students don’t spend their summers conducting research, but for the students who participate in the HYPER Research Experience for Undergraduates, summers are less about vacations and more about academics. HYPER is the short name for the Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic and Reusable Platforms program, which is an REU that’s co-funded by […]

New York to London in 5 Minutes? UCF Researchers Working on Hypersonic Propulsion

February 3, 2022
With the Space Coast in our backyard, researchers at the University of Central Florida are hard at work developing the next generation of space technology. One of those projects focuses on hypersonic propulsion. Kareem Ahmed is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor. His team is working on propelling rockets at speeds even faster than […]