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UCF Students Receive $25,000 EPA Grant to Develop Toxin Biosensor for Drinking Water

September 14, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $25,000 grant to a team of UCF engineering students for the development of a biosensor that can detect harmful algal toxins in drinking water sources. The UCF Knights – environmental engineering majors Jennifer Hughes and Lance-Nicolas Rances and environmental engineering doctoral student Stephanie Stoll, along with associate professor and principal investigator Woo…

Mentor Spotlight: Woo Hyoung Lee

June 9, 2022
What is the benefit of research experience to students who will pursue careers in industry, rather than in academia? A lot, according to the 37 students who have been mentored by Woo Hyoung Lee. Many of Lee’s research students will become practicing engineers, as well as those who continue on in academia. He believes that…

UCF Students to Exhibit Oil-Cleanup Invention at D.C. Expo

April 5, 2018
A group of University of Central Florida students has developed super high-tech sponges to clean up ocean oil spills. The sponges soak up oil but repel water, leaving behind no toxic byproduct. It’s a green solution with a bonus – the oil could be recycled for future use. The students will showcase their invention at…