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UCF Knights Speed Past the Competition in Human-powered Vehicle Challenge

April 27, 2023
A group of UCF Knights raced to the top at the 2023 e-Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, a national design and innovation competition that encourages college students to design, build and race their own human-powered vehicle. The mechanical engineering majors won three top awards, including first place overall and the corresponding $1,000 prize. Their vehicle, a […]

Senior Design Project Helps Alumnus Launch Engineering Career

April 20, 2022
The Senior Design Showcase is the pinnacle of a UCF engineering student’s academic journey. It’s a chance for students to develop, design and present innovative and creative projects that are judged by industry professionals and alumni. The best projects win awards – and some can even jumpstart careers. Mechanical engineering alumnus Miles Radliff credits his […]

UCF Students Win First in U.S., Second in World at AIAA Design Build Fly Competition

May 18, 2021
A team of eight University of Central Florida aerospace engineering students designed, built and flew the best remote-controlled aircraft in the United States in an international competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Besting 90 teams that made it to the final round of AIAA’s 2021 Design Build Fly competition, UCF’s aircraft […]

Longwood Boy With Rare Disorder Gets New Ride for 4th Birthday Thanks to UCF Program

April 28, 2021
A boy from Longwood just got a very special gift for his fourth birthday. Evan Schaefer has trouble moving around by himself because of a rare disorder. Thanks to some Central Florida engineering students, he’s getting around and having fun doing it. “You can just see the joy. He just lights up that he’s moving […]

From a Farm to Boeing

December 11, 2019
You can detect a mix of disbelief and excitement in Dale Wagner’s voice as he describes the senior design project he just completed as part of his mechanical engineering degree requirements. His was not the textbook project — which in hindsight made it the ideal mechanical engineering project. For nearly 10 years, Wagner had been developing in his restless […]