NASA Probe, With UCF Help, a Stepping Stone to Deep Space

NASA Probe, With UCF Help, a Stepping Stone to Deep Space

When a rocket blasts off next month carrying a probe bound for a near-Earth asteroid, it will also carry humanity a step closer to deep space exploration and future Mars missions. The Sept. 8 launch of OSIRIS-REx – an historic mission guided with help from University of Central Florida scientists – will provide valuable clues […]

IST Receives $2 Million Award From Oil Services Company for Training and Performance

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training recently received a $2 million award from oilfield services company Schlumberger to analyze downhole tool operations and develop targeted learning and training programs. The award is the largest to date of the newly established UCF Applied Research Institute at IST. Led by Eileen Smith, director […]

For the Love of Halley’s Comet, Researcher Ready for OSIRIS-REx Mission

The beauty of Halley’s Comet streaking through the night sky in 1986 is responsible for launching Yan Fernandez’s career, which next month puts him smack in the middle of a historic NASA mission to explore a nearby asteroid. The University of Central Florida associate professor of physics is one of the scientists working on the […]

Building a Pathway to Engineering for Our Daughters – Brick by Brick

As a father of young elementary and middle school-aged kids, I’m also curious to know exactly how my undergrad students came to be interested in mechanical engineering. An exchange with a UCF student might go like this: “You did a great job on the exam. Congrats! By the way, how did you get interested in […]

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PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.