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Engineering Fate: Robotics Team Competition Inspires College Journey

May 3, 2024
When Dianna Choque stepped on to the UCF campus for the first time, she knew this was the university she wanted to attend. The regional competitions of her high school For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics team brought her to the main campus annually – and eventually led her to the […]

Students Gain In-Depth, Global Look at Aircraft Industry in Brazil

August 19, 2020
Every college student looks forward to Spring Break, but the students who take “Contemporary Projects in Aerospace Manufacturing” look forward to it even more. As part of the class, students travel to São Paulo, Brazil, during Spring Break for a week-long study abroad experience. “This program allowed me to see aircraft manufacturing on small and […]

He Studied Abroad in His Own Backyard

April 1, 2020
Like many college students, Gabriel Torres dos Santos Mechi spent his Spring Break studying abroad. Unlike most college students, his study abroad experience gave him a new perspective on his own home country. Mechi, an aerospace engineering major from Brazil, was one of nine students to participate in this year’s study abroad trip to São […]

Study Abroad Experience Leads to High-Flying Job for Alumnus

March 2, 2020
When mechanical engineering student Kylan Brooks traveled to São Paulo as part of a 2018 study abroad trip, he had no idea how much impact the experience would have on his career. Brooks was one of eight engineering students who participated in the first study abroad trip to Brazil as part of the class, Contemporary […]

Spotlight on Study Abroad: Amy Lebanoff

February 3, 2020
Get to know mechanical and aerospace engineering student Amy Lebanoff, who visited Brazil as part of her study abroad experience. What did you do while studying abroad in Brazil? The trip was a combination of cultural, professional, and academic experiences. We began with culture in São Paulo, Brazil’s most populated city. Here, we explored the […]