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Aerospace Students Return to UCF for Graduate Degrees, Earn Fellowship Opportunities

December 2, 2021
Growing up near the Space Coast, both Zachary Stein and Robert Greene were exposed to the space industry from a young age. It’s no surprise that each of them has earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and are now working toward their doctoral degrees in the same field. It’s also no surprise that both […]

Graduate Student Earns National Fellowship for Aerospace Research

June 23, 2021
An aerospace engineering doctoral researcher has received a 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship award to explore how to make more durable materials for aircraft. The recipient, Zachary Stein, is one of only 200 awardees out of the nearly 8,000 applications received this year. The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship award is […]

MAE Students, Faculty Honored at Founder’s Day Convocation

April 7, 2021
Both students and faculty from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering were honored at the 2021 Founder’s Day Convocation, which recognized the outstanding academic achievements of UCF Knights. The event was hosted virtually this year and featured interviews with President Alexander Cartwright, Provost Michael Johnson and Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence Jana Jasinski. Below […]

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 […]

Aerospace Alumnus Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in Germany

May 11, 2020
As a young boy growing up on the Space Coast, Zac Stein watched in awe as the space shuttles and rockets launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He would marvel at airplanes as they flew overhead—how could something so large and so heavy fly gracefully through the sky? It’s no wonder that Stein’s curiosity led […]