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DirectConnect to UCF to Award 50,000th Degree

April 30, 2019
Victor Rodriguez is no stranger to overcoming adversity. For several years while growing up, Rodriguez and his family moved around a lot, bouncing from home to home. But thanks to a few teachers, he excelled in middle school, even taking an international trip to Morocco that opened his eyes. In high school, after moving to […]

2 UCF Students Win App-building Ideathon 2019, Advance to National Competition

April 24, 2019
Two UCF students will move on to the Modo Labs’ national Ideathon 2019 competition after winning first place at the university level of the contest for their prototype-app involving mental health. The students were presented $1,000 and will have a chance to compete for $10,000 on the national stage against teams from eight other schools […]

Young Engineers Gain Valuable Experience During SLS Tool Demonstration

April 19, 2019
Robert Cook, Christopher Di Taranto and Sherild Rivera Melendez aren’t old enough to have seen the first release of blockbuster movies “Jurassic Park” or “The Lion King.” If you combine their years on Earth, that total barely surpasses retirement age. But the Kennedy Space Center engineers already are making significant contributions at the Florida spaceport, […]

Florida Space Institute Prepares MAE Students for the Lab

April 12, 2019
Where the classroom can provide practical and theoretical knowledge, the laboratory can put that knowledge into practice. But oftentimes students aren’t prepared to work in a lab — so Associate Scientist Julie Brisset is creating educational opportunities at the Florida Space Institute to change that. Brisset, who studies planetary sciences, joined the Department of Mechanical […]

Honors Scholar Selected for Prestigious Research Internship in Karlsruhe, Germany

March 1, 2019
Research is more than sitting in a lab or crunching numbers on a computer; it is an experience that transcends cultures and communities. This is something that Amy Lebanoff, a junior mechanical engineering major, understands completely. “I love this field because research is just about learning and creating knowledge for other people, which eventually led […]