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Artemis Engineer by Day, Launch Photographer by Night

November 16, 2022
When the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft finally launched from the Kennedy Space Center as part of the Artemis 1 mission, it will not only be a triumph for NASA, but for the UCF alumni who contributed to its development. More than 30 alumni work on the project, including Ben Bair ’19, a […]

3 UCF Students Support Military Through 2022 X-Force Fellowships

September 21, 2022
Three UCF students spent the summer engineering new ideas to support the military through the highly competitive National Security Innovation Network X-Force Fellowship. Through the fellowship, students are paired with a military sponsor to work on a mission-focused project that solves real-world national security issues. Out of 600 applicants, UCF’s Patrick Borgman, Amy Lebanoff ’20 and Michael […]

UCF Mechanical Engineering Student Named Station1 Frontiers Fellow

August 8, 2022
Samir Ali considers himself a builder and fixer by nature. He believes those skills are what every person needs to not make their own lives better, but to help the world around them. With such a philosophy, it’s no wonder that the mechanical engineering major was chosen to participate in the 2022 Station1 Frontiers Fellowship, […]

Benafan Named ASM International Fellow

July 28, 2022
As an undergraduate student in Professor Raj Vaidyanathan’s Structures and Properties of Materials course, Othmane Benafan ‘08, ‘09MS, ‘12PhD became fascinated with the concept of metals with memory. The idea conjured up images of the shape-shifting T-1000 android assassin from Terminator. The intrigued mechanical engineering major had to learn more, so he joined Vaidyanathan’s research […]

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 […]