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10 UCF Students Recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program

April 18, 2022
Six UCF changemakers have been named U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, a recognition shared by the likes of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Nobel prize winner Steven Chu. Another four UCF students have been recognized with honorable mentions. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships program is dedicated to supporting students in STEM disciplines who […]

NSF CAREER Grant Recipients Making Breakthroughs in Healthcare and Engineering

June 1, 2021
This year’s UCF National Science Foundation CAREER grant recipients are finding innovative and bold new ways to solve challenges that could be game changers in healthcare and engineering. The awardees are: Samik Bhattacharya, College of Engineering and Computer Science Robert Steward Jr., College of Engineering and Computer Science NSF uses the awards to recognize early […]

16 Knights Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships — Most in UCF History

April 1, 2021
A record-breaking 16 UCF students and alumni were named National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows this year — with an additional seven singled out for honorable mentions. Three of the winners and four of the honorable mentions are from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Started in 1952, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship […]

UCF Hosts National Science Foundation Workshop for Engineering Academics and Practitioners

January 19, 2021
Engineering academics and practitioners from around the world convened at a six-day virtual workshop recently hosted by the University of Central Florida’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. More than 230 people from institutions and agencies such as Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Georgia Institute […]

Researchers Identify Features That Could Make Someone a Virus Super-Spreader

November 30, 2020
New research from the University of Central Florida has identified physiological features that could make people super-spreaders of viruses such as COVID-19. In a study appearing this month in the journal Physics of Fluids, researchers in UCF’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering used computer-generated models to numerically simulate sneezes in different types of people […]