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IST Library Collection

A February 27, 2002, ribbon-cutting ceremony  formally dedicated IST's renovated reading room and growing reference collection devoted to modeling and simulation research.

Made possible through the financial support and perseverance of G. Vince Amico, a well known figure in the simulation industry, the new reading room contains some 2,000 items, adding up to a significant body of simulation science research and history.

The reading room is open to the public and frequently used by students of simulation and members of local high tech industry. Through the collection’s catalog on IST’s website have come document requests from across the street to around the globe.

The inventory supports the university's new graduate level master’s and Ph.D. programs in modeling and simulation.

Included among the volumes in the collection are items donated from Amico’s personal library and from other long-time veterans of the simulation industry.

Vince Amico’s simulation career began in 1948 when he joined the flight trainers branch of the Special Devices Center as a project engineer. He retired from the Orlando, Florida-based Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in 1981. He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Center for Simulation and as industrial affiliates coordinator for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UCF.

In a formal ceremony Orlando's mayor Glenda Hood honored Amico’s career-long accomplishments by designating December 12, 2001, as "Vince Amico Day."

 

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