Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. is again a real-life hero to one local boy. Alex Pring received an Iron Man-themed bionic arm thanks to UCF’s Limbitless Solutions (http://limbitless-solutions.org/index.php/en/) last year. The volunteer student group built the arm, and the actor delivered it to the then 6-year-old in a surprise meeting. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEx5lmbCKtY). The student nonprofit […]

Darth Vader Helps Fulfill Child's Dream – Delivers Bionic Arm to 9-Year-Old

Nine-year-old Alvin Garcia Flores met Darth Vader on Thursday when the Star Wars character presented the Nebraska child a black box during a school assembly. Inside was a 3-D printed bionic arm Alvin had put on his Christmas list. Alvin was born without his right arm, but thanks to University of Central Florida-based Limbitless Solutions […]

15 Moments that Made Your Heart Burst with Knight Pride in 2015

UCF students, faculty, staff and alumni had plenty to be proud of in 2015, from producing robotic arms for children to raising record amounts for children’s hospitals. We narrowed the list of the year’s highlights to 15. Here they are, in no particular order: Limbitless Solutions, the team of students who build 3-D-printed robotic arms […]

Engineering Grad Helped Design Wheelchair Device, Lands Job with John Deere

Earning a college degree is a life-changing experience, but Megan Pence’s time at the University of Central Florida has impacted more than just her own life. The mechanical engineering major was part of a team of students whose capstone project promises to bring new freedom to quadriplegics who use wheelchairs. The six-member team of students […]