Key moves made in the early 2000s allowed UCF to expand its space research profile and push research ideas to new heights.
This distinguished honor recognizes researchers at universities across the state in the categories of science, engineering, and medicine and public health.
The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and in their respective fields.
The spacecraft retrieved rocks and dust from asteroid Bennu that may shed light on how life formed on Earth.
UCF planetary scientist Kerri Donaldson Hanna is part of the NASA mission that will create high-resolution maps of water ice on the moon, which will be crucial for future space exploration.
The researchers are working to improve how we respond to survivors of violence, promote positive healthcare, explore space, advance computing and enrich cultural understanding.
More than 20 faculty and researchers and dozens of students and alumni are working on multiple projects that support America’s space program and NASA’s return to the moon — including the Artemis 1 mission launching this year.