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Our REU site addresses challenges in next-generation modes of transportation and energy generation. Realizing planned platforms for advanced space travel and energy production can only be achieved through multidisciplinary research. This REU site will actively recruit and partner a diverse group of approximately eleven students each summer with leading faculty and graduate students at UCF. Together, these teams will advance the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight.

Program Details
• Dates: Sunday, May 22 – Saturday, July 30
• Location: UCF Main Campus, Orlando, Florida

• Engage in hands-on research guided directly by a faculty mentor and graduate student
• Interact with a diverse multidisciplinary team of researchers
• Visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center and aircraft manufacturers
• Participate in professional development workshops
• Gain in-depth training on numerical simulation software ANSYS
• Prepare for graduate school and a research-based career


  • Summer stipend of $5,000
  • Meal per diem (approximately $14/day allowance)*
  • On-campus housing*
  • Travel allowance to and from Orlando*

* Unfortunately, HYPER can only provide relocation, housing, and meal per diem to participants whose universities are located greater than 75 miles from UCF’s main campus