Read about the new Siemens Digital Grid Lab, one of only a few in the nation equipped to prepare hundreds of students per year for energy-sector jobs with the same cutting-edge grid software used in industry. In the lab, students can introduce actual scenarios, including emergency events, to a simulated model of UCF’s micro-grid and help inform the university’s grid managers solve problems in real-time.

On Page 2, the college’s National Academy of Engineering members are introduced. NAE membership is the highest professional distinction for engineers in the U.S.

Pages 3 and 4 showcase student successes, including the UCF Programming Team which now ranks #1 in the United States and #13 in the world out of 13,000 teams that competed regionally; and a former senior design team’s solar-powered art sculpture sponsored by the Orlando Utilities Commission that will be built full scale and installed in a local Orlando community.

View or download the UCF Engineering and Computer Science Summer 2017 issue here.