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UCF Grad Student Leaves No Stone Unturned to Advance Space Exploration

This Knight leaves no stone unturned, not even on the moon. Autumn Shackelford is a physics doctoral student studying planetary bodies without atmospheres. Specifically, she is looking at the surface composition of...
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UCF Has More Than a Dozen Research Projects Aimed at Returning the U.S. to the Moon

When the U.S. returns humans to the Moon in the coming years, there’s a good chance that University of Central Florida research will have played a role in the return,...
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Keeping Astronauts Safe While They Explore Other Worlds

When Perla Latorre-Suarez ’21 was a child, she remembers holding her brother’s hand in the mountainous Orocovis region in Puerto Rico where she grew up and looking up on a clear night...
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Three UCF Graduate Students Awarded National Scholarships, More Than Any Other Institution in the Nation

The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) recently awarded three UCF graduate students scholarships worth up to $10,000 to continue their work in the area of directed energy. The students, Jessica Peña...
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Ten UCF Graduate Students Awarded Florida Space Grant Consortium Fellowships

Ten UCF graduate students have been awarded NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) fellowships. The students represent various colleges and disciplines, studying a range of topics in nanotechnology and mechanical...
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UCF Researchers Develop New Nanomaterial to Derive Clean Fuel from the Sea

Hydrogen fuel derived from the sea could be an abundant and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but the potential power source has been limited by technical challenges, including how to...
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UCF College of Sciences Researchers Join Project to Fight Animal-borne Diseases

Two University of Central Florida College of Sciences researchers have been selected by a national philanthropic foundation as research fellows to help fight the threat of animal-borne diseases. Laurene Tetard, an associate...
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UCF Study Finds Smaller Turtles are Nesting on Florida Beaches

A new University of Central Florida study indicates that smaller loggerheads and green sea turtles are nesting on Florida beaches than in the past; however, researchers aren’t sure why. The...
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Graduate Student Earns National Fellowship for Aerospace Research

An aerospace engineering doctoral researcher has received a 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship award to explore how to make more durable materials for aircraft. The recipient, Zachary Stein, is...
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Florida Python Hunters May Have a New Tool Thanks to Optics Research at UCF

Just as the governor announced the start of python hunting season in Florida this month, researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first- of-its-kind study that shows...
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