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The Home of Simulation & Training Research and Your Portal
to Modeling & Simulation at the University of Central Florida

The Florida High Tech Corridor boasts of the highest concentration of simulation and training
related activities in the nation. IST's primary focus is on human-in-the-loop simulation and
modeling of human activity. Other UCF departments focus on science-based simulation;
we can help you find those appropriate for your needs.

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Lori Walters

UCF Celebrates 2017 Women’s History Month

Every day this month UCF is honoring women that have been instrumental in shaping our university from its origins into the amazing institution it is presently. One of the honorees is our very own Lori Walters.

Read about the other amazing women featured this month

Attend Innovations in Training 2016

Attend Innovations in Training 2016

Need to take your Instructional Design and training to the next level? Want to know what happens when you mix gamification, mLearning, simulations + more? Find out at Innovations in Training 2016! Save $500 with code: UCF

Best Use of VR at KnightHacks 2016

UCF Robtic Club Gives Students Unique Opportunities

The UCF Robotics Club, based at IST, was recently featured in a Team Orlando article for the opportunities the club provides Graduate and Undergrate students in various projects and programs that foster, challenge and encourage their skills in mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science.

Read the featurette on Team Orlando's Webpage

Attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Additive Manufacturing Workshop on Sept 7

Attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop, featuring the new Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3-D printer, on September 7 from 9AM to 2:30PM at the Partnership III Building in Research Park.

Get your hands-on the latest technology in 3D Printing and additive manufacturing with Prototyping Solutions and Technical Training Aids with presentations on Stratasys 3D printers and scanners. Download the workshop flyer to learn more and register online to attend.

Best Use of VR at KnightHacks 2016

And The ICPC World Finals' Coach's Award  Goes to Steven Zielinski

International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. The contest is sponsored by IBM.

The competition has rewarded Steven Zielinski of the Interactive Realities Lab with the Coach's Award. This award recognizes coaches that have brought teams to the World Finals for 5 or more years. Congratulations Steven!!

Jack Stubb presenting his 3D Scanner

IST's Jack Stubbs Featured in WFTV Channel 9 News and Interviewed by Stratasys

Our very own Jack Stubbs, was recently featured in a Channel 9 News sigment on Central Florida's involvement in producing innovative cutting-edge technology and research. Watch and read how the state spends big to keep cutting-edge work in Central Florida and how Stubbs' Lab is changing human preformance in healthcare.  Also, view Stubbs' interview with Stratasys at the 2016 HiMMS Conference & Exhibition, where he describes medical applications for 3D printing.

Best Use of VR at KnightHacks 2016

Congratulations to Julio Guitierrez & Team for "Best Use of VR" Win at KnightHacks 2016

An ndergraduate student working in Prodigy at IST, Julio Guitierrez participated in KnightHacks 2016 – UCF's first ever hackathon sanctioned by Major League Hacking (MLH). A hackathon is an event where you have 24 (or more) contiguous hours to develop a mobile app, a game, some awesome hardware, or anything that makes your ideas come to life. Julio, with four other students, made a game for the Oculus Rift where you throw a javelin using the Myo armband. They won "Best Use of VR."

Julio also recently landed a summer internship at Microsoft and will work for the Universal Windows Store group. Congratulations, Julio!

Lucas Pasqualin 1 of 3 Selected to Study Abroad at the Children's Media Department of FIDMT in Erfurt, Germany

Congratulations to Lucas Pasqualin, a student working in Prodigy at IST, who has been selected as 1 of 3 undergraduate students from UCF to study abroad this summer at the Children's Media Department of FIDMT in Erfurt, Germany. This is a result of an NSF funded project. He will have a mentor who will seek to grow his professional skills in an international research setting.

The research is primarily focused on Digital Storytelling, with an emphasis on Children's Games and Dynamic Storytelling. The researchers would like to design a system that a child can interact with, and ask questions such as "Can you tell me a different story?", or "What would happen if..." The research encompasses such topics as formal methods for generating and storing new story lines, the effect of digital avatars on listener engagement, and other related technologies.

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