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University of Central Florida Enters Into Research Agreement With Army



University of Central Florida Enters Into Research Agreement With Army

The University of Central Florida has entered into a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command.

UCF said that the agreement will promote collaboration in research areas of mutual interest. The Army will have access to science and technology solutions, while UCF students will have an opportunity to serve as interns with the Army.

Intern students will be able to contribute to the development of science, engineering, mathematical and information technology solutions, UCF said Wednesday.

The university said that its relationship with the military service dates back to the 1990s. The first CRADA between the two organizations was between UCF’s Simulation and Training Technology Center and what was then the Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command.

According to the university, the said agreement led to collaborative work in the fields of medical modeling and simulation, high-performance computing and cultural awareness training.

UCF said it serves as the academic hub of Central Florida’s $6 billion modeling and simulation industry and has been a major producer of graduates in the aerospace and defense sectors.

UCF President Alexander Cartwright said that the new CRADA will help the university’s faculty better understand the modeling and simulation community.

The agreement will also allow students to pursue many new career paths in the evolving scientific field of modeling and simulation, Cartwright added.

“While the unrelenting pace of technological advancements makes this a challenging time, it also presents an amazing opportunity for those willing to work together to have a significant impact on society,” the president said.

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