‘Worth every minute’: UCF alumnus partakes in historic Artemis I launch

UCF alumnus Benjamin Bair looked through the viewfinder of his Canon 90D as the much-anticipated Artemis I mission successfully launched on Nov. 16.

As Bair clicked the shutter button on his camera, a sense of accomplishment fell over him as he knew he had just captured a moment in history that he had been a part of.

“There's definitely a satisfaction there knowing this was the one I worked on,” Bair said. “There's a sense of pride and accomplishment and relief.”

Bair worked on the Artemis Sp

Student-led project aims to engineer a better tomorrow for the visually impaired

A small group of UCF engineering students is on a mission to create a more accessible campus for the visually impaired community.

The Open Light Project was founded by senior electrical engineering major Homero Daniel Rodriguez to spread awareness about the visually impaired community and make the campus more accessible for these individuals.

“I saw that there was a necessity for inclusion of the visually impaired community,” Rodriguez said. “It is important to include populations that are not

UCF Hispanic engineering students seek career opportunities at STEM convention

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has packed its bags in preparation for the 2022 SHPE National Convention with high anticipation of landing a job or internship.

One hundred members of the SHPE chapter at UCF flew to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the annual SHPE National Convention — the largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM — on Wednesday.

Across a span of five days, SHPE members from across the nation will network, attend workshops and learn more about what it means to be Lati

UCF Engineering club kindles passion for science and building rockets

The Knights Experimental Rocketry organization is bringing members a step closer to building larger rockets.

The KXR, a UCF project club, assembled rockets for high power rocketry certifications during a workshop on Tuesday.

"I think it’s something amazing to see what happens when students are able to be creative and have the ability to see their input and their design turn into something real," said Sherlock who also serves as the president of KXR. "And then hit the launch pad when it’s a mak

UCF Abroad programs see success with COVID-19 protocols in place

As of this spring, all programs affiliated with UCF Abroad are officially back up and running after encountering cancelations during the entire 2020 academic year.

Exchange and partner programs began again in spring 2021. However, faculty-led programs have only just now been reimplemented after necessary planning revolving around COVID-19.

“Now that our faculty-led programs are operating again to a large extent, students have access to the same broad portfolio of study abroad options,” said Ol