The U.S. Department of Education awarded the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training a $1.155 million grant to start the new certificate program.
The NeoCity-based partnership is the only project in Florida selected as a finalist for the collaborative technology-driven competition.
Located in Orlando’s thriving tech industry, UCF helps produce top-talent and innovative developments that drive this sector.
The university, despite having no airfield, is where industry leaders consistently mine for the best-trained and safest prospects.
The nearly $5 million project will facilitate human subjects research to improve extended reality technologies for the general population and make them more inclusive to groups such as older adults or people with disabilities.
Stephen Fiore, Jane Gibson, Jennifer Kent-Walsh and Marianna Pensky are the newest recipients of the university’s highest faculty honor.
UCF’s Institute of Simulation and Training started 40 years ago as a hopeful prototype on the “pioneering side” of Orlando. It has since become the global model of collaborative innovation.
Assistant Professor of Nursing Brian Peach is leading the study, which uses exposure therapy featuring virtual reality with real sounds and smells, all mimicking the patients’ intensive care experience.
Researchers at UCF’s School of Modeling, Simulation and Training are merging history and computer science to bring the past back to life.
The funding is part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s $50.8 million award to Osceola County, which is working with preferred partners such as UCF to position Central Florida to help lead the nation in semiconductor research, design and manufacturing.
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