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904, 2021

UCF ITE Student Chapter was selected for the ITE Florida Puerto Rico District 2020-2021 Student Chapter Momentum Award

April 9th, 2021|Tags: |

The UCF student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has recently received the Student Chapter Momentum Award for the Florida Puerto Rico district of ITE.  This award is designed to recognize a student chapter that has experienced the greatest momentum/improvement in the past year. This year, the [...]

3003, 2021

Congratulations Dr. Wahl on the IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal

March 30th, 2021|Tags: |

Dr. Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida, USA, is the recipient of the 2021 IAPSO Early Career Scientist medal in physical ocean science. This is awarded in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the research on changes in mean sea level, tides, storm surges, waves, and their interactions. [...]

1301, 2021

UCF students participation in Florida’s 1st Virtual Water Conference pays dividends

January 13th, 2021|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2020 Annual Conference that was originally scheduled to be held at Champions Gate, Florida between November 30 and December 2 but then changed to a virtual format due to COVID-19. [...]

1611, 2020

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

November 16th, 2020|Tags: |

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. TRBAM in its traditional face-to-face format attracts more than 14,000 transportation professionals from all [...]

2909, 2020

Dr. Aty is 2020 Roy W. Crum Award recipient

September 29th, 2020|Tags: |

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, 2020 Roy W. Crum Award recipient Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty is the recipient of the 2020 Roy W. Crum Award, to be received at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Dr. Aty is recognized for his distinguished achievements in the development of immediate practical applications of [...]

1009, 2020

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the news with his research

September 10th, 2020|Tags: |

UCF Study Could Predict Future Hurricane Storm Surge ORLANDO, Fla. — As we enter peak Hurricane season, University of Central Florida’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research team is developing models to better predict storm surges in the future. Storm surge is often the most dangerous threat to life and property along [...]

1907, 2020

UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology

July 19th, 2020|Tags: |

ShanghaiRankings placed the engineering programs at UCF above Georgia Tech, Purdue, Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Florida. UCF was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States and No. 29 in the world for transportation science and technology, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects [...]

2901, 2020

Dr. Catbas and his team received Kikuchi-Karlaftis Award

January 29th, 2020|Tags: , |

Dr. Catbas and his team from CITRS made three presentations during the Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting about some of their on-going work: 1) “Fast Track Ultrasonic Imaging of Concrete Bridge Decks, 2) Load Testing and Rating Bridges Using Computer Vision, 3) Mixed reality with AI for bridge inspections [...]

2111, 2019

University of Central Florida is the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge

November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge Winner Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced University of Central Florida (UCF) as the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge. The challenge is a $350,000 national, multistage competition seeking innovative [...]

2011, 2019

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 99th Annual Meeting

November 20th, 2019|Tags: |

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, [...]

1811, 2019

UCF is leading an NSF project to design a smart air quality monitoring network for Orlando

November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a new $1.2 million grant to UCF to design a smart air quality monitoring network for Orlando. The study team consists of three UCF professors: Dr. Haofei Yu from Environmental Engineering, Dr. Kelly Stevens and Dr. Thomas Bryer from Public Administration, and [...]

808, 2019

Pretty Soon, Floridians May No Longer Need to Wait to Turn Left on Red

August 8th, 2019|Tags: |

UCF researcher and alum Hatem Abou-Senna ’03MS ’12PhD worked on a project with the Florida Department of Transportation to make left turns safer and more efficient. Waiting for a left-turn signal to change at an intersection can seem like an eternity, especially when there is no oncoming traffic. However, [...]

3105, 2019

Dr. Wahl receives NSF funding for two new projects

May 31st, 2019|Tags: |

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded two new grants to Dr. Wahl and his research group. One of the projects is funded under the US NSF/GEO - UK NERC Lead Agency Opportunity, fostering close collaboration between Dr. Wahl and his group at UCF with multiple scientists at the [...]

1005, 2019

Kelsey Rodriguez, received an American Chemical Society 2019 Undergraduate Award

May 10th, 2019|Tags: |

CECE undergraduate students, Kelsey Rodriguez, received an American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry 2019 Undergraduate Award. This is a prestigious award by ACS scientific community. Ms. Kelsey Rodriguez is one of the outstanding full-time undergraduate students in Environmental Engineering at UCF with an excellent GPA and has been [...]

705, 2019

The UCF Student Team Win EPA grant (P3 Phase II) for Environmental Sustainability

May 7th, 2019|Tags: |

After one-year of EPA P3 Phase I research, the UCF student team finally received the Phase II award for the 14th Annual EPA P3 Award. The EPA P3 Program is an annual-based unique national student design competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future focusing on People, Prosperity and [...]

1804, 2019

Florida Sinkhole Research Institute (FSRI) K-12 Education Outreach

April 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Ryan Shamet a PhD student (advisor: Dr. Boo Hyun Nam) was invited to give a fun SINKHOLE talk to K-12 students who attended the National Math and Science Competition (NMSC) 2019 organized by Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Orlando Chapter. Dr. Boo Hyun Nam, one of [...]

804, 2019

CECE students win awards during UCF Student Research Week

April 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Undergraduate students Kelsey Perez and Maria Bower, and Michael Tadesse a PhD student, win awards during UCF Student Research Week, April 1-5 2019 Kelsey Perez won the  Judges’ Choice Award at the 2019 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her poster, “The Impact of Wave Energy Conversion on Coastal [...]

504, 2019

UCF ASCE Student Chapter got Distinguished Chapter Award 2019

April 5th, 2019|Tags: |

University of Central Florida ASCE Student Chapter has been awarded the 2019 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 5 by the ASCE Committee on Student Members. This award is made annually to the most outstanding Student Organization in your Region. Faculty advisors are Dr. Kevin Mackie and Dr. Boo Hyun Nam. [...]

3103, 2019

Dr. Talea Mayo’s outreach work featured by the AAAS

March 31st, 2019|Tags: |

Numbers: More than the Book in the Bible Dr. Talea Mayo discusses math with church youth. One key takeaway--always bring candy! My college band director always used to say that if ever a church had no children, that church may as well lock its doors right then. What he [...]

2303, 2019

Faris Munshi is one of the finalist at the 3MT Competition

March 23rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Faris Munshi in Environmental Engineering is one of the finalists and is the only engineering student for 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition. His dissertation title is “Forward Osmosis for Algae Dewatering and Electrical Field-driven Membrane Fouling Mitigation”. His advisor is Woo Hyoung Lee, Ph.D.

1403, 2019

ASCE’s Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) Announces Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty is a winner of Francis C. Turner Award

March 14th, 2019|Tags: |

The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) is pleased to announce the selection of Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, to receive the  Francis C. Turner Award for his outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally. In addition, his exceptional impact on the transportation field with an extensive [...]

103, 2019

Kamol Roy received the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis

March 1st, 2019|Tags: |

The University of Central Florida Graduate Council has recommended Kamol Roy, to receive the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis in the Engineering, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences category. This award recognizes the quality, content and exceptional contribution in the field of Civil Engineering in the College [...]

103, 2019

Jared Church received the 2018-2019 University Award for the outstanding dissertation

March 1st, 2019|Tags: |

Dr. Jared Church received the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Dissertation in the Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences category. This award recognizes the quality, content and exceptional contribution in his field of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Church’s dissertation was entitled [...]

1902, 2019

UCF Water First Seminar – Wednesday, February 27

February 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Time: 3:00 PM Room: R1 101/101A Dr. Vasileios Kitsikoudis (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Central Florida) Title: How does oyster reef restoration affect flow and turbulence? Abstract: Oysters are ecosystem engineers that provide numerous beneficial services to coastal areas. Despite the fact that these services are widely acknowledged, oyster populations [...]

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