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UCF Professor Wins Another National Award for his Work in Human Factors

UCF Professor Wins Another National Award for his Work in Human Factors

UCF psychology Professor Peter Hancock has been named the Aerospace Human Factors Association’s William Collins Award recipient for 2020.

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Oct. 12, 2020
Simulation and Training Pioneer Donates Historical Photos to UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training

Simulation and Training Pioneer Donates Historical Photos to UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training

Henry “Hank” Okraski helped create some of the school’s early simulation and training curriculum. Throughout his 50-year career he collected photos of all kinds of simulators from those conceived to those eventually built. The collection has more than 200 images and Okraski just donated a copy to SMST.

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Oct. 07, 2020
Learning is a Challenge, Even for Scientists

Learning is a Challenge, Even for Scientists

UCF Professor Stephen Fiore has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study how faculty from many disciplines work together in an effort to better prepare future researchers for the teamwork needed to solve some of the world’s most complicated challenges.

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Sep. 17, 2020
UCF, Army Spearhead Real-Time Rapid Research through New Cyberwerx Collaboration

UCF, Army Spearhead Real-Time Rapid Research through New Cyberwerx Collaboration

The goal is to focus on cyber operations planning, cyber data analytics, modeling and simulation, and emerging technology evaluations among other areas and to rapidly prototype with academia and industry partners.

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Aug. 27, 2020
Interim Director of UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training to Return to Private Sector Later this Month

Interim Director of UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training to Return to Private Sector Later this Month

Wes Naylor, the interim director of UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training (SMST), is leaving Aug. 17 to return to his private sector job. A national search for a permanent leader will kick off this month after COVID-19 delayed the process.

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Aug. 12, 2020
Pegasus Professor Inducted into the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame

Pegasus Professor Inducted into the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame

UCF Pegasus Professor Charlie Hughes has been selected for the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame. Hughes is well known in this field for his inventions and for preparing students to be critical thinkers ready to take on the realities of the ever-changing industry. That’s one reason he was recently named interim director of the Modeling and Simulation degree program within the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training (SMST).

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Jul. 24, 2020
Army Cybersecurity LeaderVisits Students at UCF

Army Cybersecurity LeaderVisits Students at UCF

Students pursuing UCF’s Modeling and Simulation of Behavioral Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate had a special guest last week, which demonstrates the kind of exposure they get to real-world scenarios. Amit Kapadia, product manager for cyber resiliency and the training chief engineer at the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in Orlando, spoke to students taking the Emerging Cyber Issues class.

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Jul. 07, 2020
New Interim Director of Modeling and Simulation Degree Program Named at UCF

New Interim Director of Modeling and Simulation Degree Program Named at UCF

The College of Graduate Studies is happy to announce that Computer Science Professor Charles Hughes has been named the new interim director of the Modeling and Simulation degree program and will be leading the program beginning in the fall.

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Jun. 26, 2020
UCF, Orlando Health, and Stratasys Partner to Provide 3D-Printed Medical Shields, Masks for Healthcare Providers

UCF, Orlando Health, and Stratasys Partner to Provide 3D-Printed Medical Shields, Masks for Healthcare Providers

The University of Central Florida, Orlando Health and 3D printing company Stratasys are leading an effort to rapidly 3D-print critical personal protective equipment to ensure supplies are available for local healthcare professionals in their fight against COVID-19.

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May. 11, 2020
UCF Researchers Are Digitally Preserving Florida’s Architecture Before It’s Gone

UCF Researchers Are Digitally Preserving Florida’s Architecture Before It’s Gone

The data generated can be used to not only virtually recreate a structure but also to rebuild it if it’s ever destroyed. With an ever-changing landscape, Florida’s rich architectural history can quickly vanish in a blink of an eye, but a University of Central Florida research team is working to digitally preserve it one historic place at a time.

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Mar. 05, 2020