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Dr. Hoekstra's Rhythmic Dancers win Best of Show

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI
September 4, 2014

Dr. Hoekstra’s bronze statue series entitled Rhythmic Dancers was selected as best of show in the 6th annual event for the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter at the 90th anniversary of 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI. The show featured more than 50 works selected by the jury which were created by UCF, alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media.

Tech companies fuel UCF's new $1 million lab facilities

See the story in the Orlando Sentinel

Dr. Pazour & Faraz Ramtin's research featured in IE Magazine

Assistant Professor Jennifer Pazour and Ph.D. Candidate Faraz Ramtin’s research was highlighted in the August 2014 Industrial Engineering Magazine.  Their research investigates a case-level order-fulfillment technology that is commonly used in cold logistics environments.  They develop models for automated storage and retrieval systems with multiple in-the-aisle pick positions that estimate the average travel times for different design configurations and operating policies.

Gathering Lab, IdeaLab, and Innovation Lab Concepts to be Implemented

eli2, directed by Dr. Timothy Kotnour, has been awarded technology fee funding to construct new labs that will further their mission "to help students discover their burning desire and confidence to create, innovate, collaborate and deliver world-changing solutions". The project spearheaded by eli2 creative director, Dr.

Faculty Honors

Mr. Mark Calabrese, PE, PMP - Recipient of the CECS 2014 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Calabrese as he is one of two recipients of the CECS 2014 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members with a sustained excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and contributions to undergraduate learning beyond classroom instruction. He was honored with the Faculty Excellence Award at the 2014 Founders' Day Honors Convocation on April 02, 2014. 

Senior Design Team Success!

The Spring 2014 semester had ten Senior Design teams working on real world industrial engineering projects for industry partners, such as Siemens, Publix, Florida Hospital, and Northrop Grumman. Each team consisted of approximately six students and this semester College of Business students worked hand-in-hand with Industrial Engineering students to solve a variety of project deliverables for the first time.

Rana Riad - Order of Pegasus Award

The Industrial Engineering & Management Systems department is proud to announce & celebrate: Ms. Rana Riad a recipient of the 2014 Order of Pegasus Award! “Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by UCF bachelor's degree students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service.”

Why UCF?

Christopher Nicholas, Benjamin Schepler, Mauricio Rodriguez, David Larrea, Christopher Ulrich, Lindsey Grinels, and Michael Lopez, students in Dr. Rabelo's Project Engineering (EIN 5140) class produced a documentary promoting the engineering program at UCF. Their film titled Why UCF? A Documentary won first place in the Project Engineering graduate course for best overall film in the summer 2013 semester.

Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi inspires potential STEM students

Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi addressed students on why STEM education and simulation are important to their future and the future of United States at The Lou Frey Institute’s Fall 2013 Symposium, SIMULATION: EVOLUTIONARY PAST, BOUNDLESS FUTURE, at UCF on September 30, 2013. The Institute hosted over 500 students from across the State of Florida on UCF’s campus to provide an opportunity to learn about, see, and use various simulation approaches to important problems or issues. Dr. Mollaghasemi has been very active in her quest to inspire future STEM students.

Central Florida Alpha Phi Mu wins 2nd Place

Alpha Pi Mu's Student Chapter at UCF won 2nd place in the National 2013 Outstanding Chapter Award! Special credit goes to the 2013 officers: President: Dunia Villaverde, Vice President: Alex Pratt, Treasurer: Josh Patzner, and Secretary: Megan Wetzel and of course their faculty advisor, Dr. Jennifer Pazour. Alpha Pi Mu gives recognition to students in Industrial Engineering who have shown exceptional academic interests and abilities, leadership, ethicality, sociability, and widespread interest.