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UCF Student Team Wins Grand Prize at NASA Design Event

May 10, 2022
UCF students proved they have the brightest minds at the 2022 NASA MINDS design competition. This year, two teams from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering participated and took home a total of five awards, including the grand prize. Team SenseAid was named the First Place Senior Grand Champion and received a $5,000 award […]

Keeping Astronauts Safe While They Explore Other Worlds

October 8, 2021
When Perla Latorre-Suarez ’21 was a child, she remembers holding her brother’s hand in the mountainous Orocovis region in Puerto Rico where she grew up and looking up on a clear night as the International Space Station flew overhead. “That day, my parents explained to me its purpose and all the experiments and investigations conducted; this […]

UCF Receives Grant for Students to Create Innovative Space Technology

October 7, 2021
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — UCF will develop and create innovative space technology to support NASA’s Artemis program. The university was one of seven awarded a $500,000 grant by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Space Technology Artemis Research, or M-STAR initiative because it’s a Hispanic Serving Institution, meaning a quarter of its student […]

10 UCF Graduate Students Awarded Florida Space Grant Consortium Fellowships

September 21, 2021
Ten UCF graduate students have been awarded NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) fellowships. The students represent various colleges and disciplines, studying a range of topics in nanotechnology and mechanical and aerospace engineering that have the potential to advance space exploration. The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium awards two different types of fellowships in areas […]

Undergraduate MAE Students Selected for X-Force Fellowship

June 25, 2021
Two mechanical and aerospace engineering students, Aref Abdala and Perla Latorre Suarez, have been named recipients of the 2021 X-Force Fellowship. This prestigious program, sponsored by the National Security Innovation Network and the Department of Defense, gives students the chance to apply their technical and entrepreneurial expertise to real-world issues that can affect the military. […]