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Space, Health and Engineering Innovations Make UCF Research Top 10 News List of 2022

December 13, 2022
As high profile launches like Artemis 1 have propelled public interest in space exploration, the stories that topped UCF’s Top 10 Research News list this year have reflected this renewed focus on reaching the moon and beyond. These were stories about innovative ways to build off-world settlements; prospecting for resources in understudied portions of the […]

Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Student Selected for ISS National Laboratory Fellowship

November 16, 2022
A University of Central Florida aerospace engineering doctoral student is beginning a year-long project that could lead to a better design of space station systems, including Gateway, the planned lunar outpost that will serve as a vital component of the Artemis program. She joins the ranks of multiple UCF students and faculty who have been working on research […]

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 […]

UCF Lands New Project to Study Effect of Rain on Hypersonic Travel

February 8, 2022
University of Central Florida researchers are part of a new $1 million project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to better understand and predict how and why raindrops are affected when they cross a hypersonic shock wave. Hypersonic speeds are those at Mach 5 and higher, or five times greater than the speed […]

Face Masks Cut Distance Airborne Pathogens Could Travel in Half, New Study Finds

January 12, 2022
The effectiveness of face masks has been a hotly debated topic since the emergence of COVID-19. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida offers more evidence that they work. In a study appearing today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the researchers found that face masks reduce the distance airborne […]