Using simulation, UCF simplifies what could have been chaotic COVID-era check-ins

Using simulation, UCF simplifies what could have been chaotic COVID-era check-ins

UCF turned to simulation software to simplify what could have been a chaotic check-in when students returned to campus this month. The results appear to have been a success. A survey distributed to students found 97.3 percent satisfied with the...
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Limbitless’ mission to help children with missing limbs goes virtual in pandemic

Limbitless’ mission to help children with missing limbs goes virtual in pandemic

The Orlando company that develops prosthetics for kids with missing limbs has resumed its work after coronavirus-driven slowed it down. Limbitless Solutions CEO Albert Manero said the company will change how it gathers feedback to protect workers and patients ...
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UCF research receives $1M grant to study AI, cyber attacks

UCF research receives $1M grant to study AI, cyber attacks

A UCF researcher has landed a $1 million DoD award to develop a defense against cyber attacks on AI-based systems. The money will provide engineering professor Mubarak Shah resources to study cyber defense strategies. Shah and a team has been...
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10 Orlando tech firms hit annual Inc. 5000 list, which measures growth

10 Orlando tech firms hit annual Inc. 5000 list, which measures growth

A Winter Garden ad agency that runs Facebook campaigns for law firms broke the top 200 on the Inc. 5000. The list is the business publication Inc. Magazine’s annual recognition of the 5,000 companies that showed the most growth in...
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Multiple universities, schools train next generation of tech leaders

Multiple universities, schools train next generation of tech leaders

It’s no accident that University of Central Florida gets the bulk of the attention when it comes to tech education. It’s the second-largest school in the country. But other institutions like Embry-Riddle, Rollins and Valencia make up what has becom...
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UCF, 2nd-largest U.S. university, fuels tech ecosystem and its future

UCF, 2nd-largest U.S. university, fuels tech ecosystem and its future

The University of Central Florida is the second-largest school in the country. What does that mean? It’s 70,000 students in town during non-pandemic school years. It’s thousands receiving support from the school’s multiple entrepreneurial pro...
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Orange County high schools are the latest training grounds for entrepreneurs

Orange County high schools are the latest training grounds for entrepreneurs

The Orlando business community has realized in recent years that the future of a tech workforce starts before college. While schools now introduce programs and concepts in early education, high school is where students really dive into creating. Orange County....
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Early education has become the best place to create a future tech workforce

Early education has become the best place to create a future tech workforce

Education in Central Florida benefits from depth. Orange County Public Schools represents one of the largest districts in the country. So it’s no surprise that the school district, along with private schools here, try to lead the way in technology...
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Local tech companies partner with schools to expand STEAM education

Local tech companies partner with schools to expand STEAM education

The technology industry has been staring down an oncoming workforce shortage. As fewer people possess specialized skillsets they seek, they have had to become more proactive. Large businesses across the region – and across the country – have forged...
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