ACADEMICS

BE A LEADER IN INDUSTRY


Every day at UCF, you can find students and researchers working together to generate real-world impact, improving the lives of our local and global community. A wide range of research opportunities are ongoing in the areas of energy, tourism, HIV, cancer, mental health, human behavior, civics education, language acquisition, cybersecurity, sea-level rise, building energy conservation, species conservation and the impact of art on health.

WATCH OUR RESEARCH IN ACTION


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Limbitless Solutions Prints 3D Components for Medical Workers

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UCF Researchers Study Coastal Wetlands

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UCF PedsAcademy Helps Patients at Nemours Children's Hospital

IMAGINATION IN ACTION


Turn your big ideas into a reality with UCF makerspaces. Students across all disciplines can gather, conceptualize, test and create in collaborative labs featuring state-of-the-art technology. This ecosystem of opportunity includes the Texas Instruments Innovation Lab, which is equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters and other high-tech equipment, and a manufacturing lab to finalize prototype designs. And the Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab — which serves as a learning hub, classroom and the practice center for the university’s cyberdefense club, [email protected] — helps hone future leaders in STEM and cybersecurity.

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A NOTE FROM FACULTY


KAREEM AHMED

Associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Kareem Ahmed always looks forward to teaching students the knowledge he’s attained throughout his career and seeing them explore and go beyond. He also serves as director of UCF’s Propulsion and Energy Research Laboratory, where he leads novel research methods in propulsion and energy production.

“There are numerous opportunities for internships with partners at industry and government research labs, including opportunities internationally. We currently offer the College Work Experience Program with industry partners such as Lockheed Martin. There are other programs with SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Siemens, Disney, Air Force Research Laboratory, Navy Research Laboratory and NASA.”

EXCELLENCE STARTS HERE.


As one of the most innovative universities in the country, we take a different approach to teaching and learning. We increase accessibility, offer more options and have a greater impact — so our students, like you, are prepared for the future of work and lifelong careers, making a difference in their communities and around the world.

SPACE

Create bold plans to discover the universe beyond and propel space exploration further.

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

As cyberdefense takes center stage, take the lead and engineer the future of security.

MODELING & SIMULATION

Advance the technologies of tomorrow — where high-quality education meets high industry standards.

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare Education opens up many opportunities, empowering you to make an impact both locally and globally.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Put your future on the map with an award-winning education in a world-class destination.

DIGITAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Up the game in the digital world and become a game changer in digital arts and entertainment.

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A NOTE FROM FACULTY


CHASE MASON

Mentoring undergraduates in research is a big part of how Chase Mason does science — watching students grow from uncertain beginners into competent, savvy researchers over the span of a few years. An assistant professor in the Department of Biology, Chase was named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year.

“Undergraduate research is one of the areas where UCF truly shines. There’s a wide range of opportunities within each discipline, and the Office of Undergraduate Research does a fantastic job with resources and programming to facilitate the undergraduate research experience.”
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