Awards

Awards & Projects Involving Members of the ACAT Lab

Grant Support

We would like to thank the Research Development and Engineering Command for their generous support of our human-agent team studies (HATS).

We would also like to thank the US Army Research Lab & the UCF Institute for Simulation & Training for their generous support for our research on anthropomorphism in human-agent studies.

We would also like to thank US Army Simulation, Training & Instrumentation Command for the generous support on eye movements and spatial recognition.

We would also like to thank the Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) for their generous support in various studies including human-agent studies as well as dichotic listening studies.


Awards 

 

Leonard P. Gollobin Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Scholarship

2017: Brad Schroeder

RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Scholarship

2016: Shannon Bailey

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

2013: Shannon Bailey, Honorable Mention

Honors in the Major Scholarships for the College of Sciences

Fall 2014: De’Siree Reeves

Fall 2013: Brock Jacobi, Daphne Kopel

Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award (formerly known as: Undergraduate Researcher of the Month)

November 2014: Andrew Lutz

October 2013: Daphne Kopel

November 2010: Maria Carrillo

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship:

2014: Luke Furtak, Michael Torres, Vasily Lubenets, Nicholas Coles, Andrew Lutz

2013: Daphne Kopel

2012: Maxine Najle

Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute Grant:

2016: Michele Gill, Valerie Sims, Brad Schroeder, Daphne Whitmer, Derek Cavilla

2015: Michele Gill, Valerie Sims, Brad Schroeder, Derek Cavilla

Office of Undergraduate Research Grant:

Fall 2014: Jenny Walker, Nicholas Coles, & Michael Torres (group grant)

Fall 2014: Andrew Lutz

Summer 2014: Nicholas Coles

Fall 2013: Luke Furtak

Fall 2012: Daphne Kopel

LIFE Grants: 

2014: Valerie Sims

2012: Anthony Selkowitz

2011: Matthew Marraffino

Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) Winners:

2015: Social Science (Honorable Mention) – Andrew Lutz (Virtual Team Coopetition: An Investigation of Coopetitive Proclivity in Virtual and Face-to-Face Dyads)

2014: Peer Choice Award – Daphne Kopel (Spatial Schema Transfers to Similar Place: A Case of Disney Theme Parks)

2007: Social Sciences I (1st Place) – C. Scott DaPra (Action Video Game Skill Level Predicts Performance on Target Detection and Identification)

2006: Social Sciences II (2nd Place) – Michael Strand (Interactions Between Visuo-Spatial Working Memory, Activity, and Ratings of ADHD)

2005: Social Sciences II (2nd Place) – Denise Petrunak (Violence in Film: Narrative and Contextual Importance in Subjective Response)

2004: Honorable Mention Scholarship Winner – Lisa Durrance (Proficiency as a Predictor of Lexical Representation in English Speakers Learning German)

Awards given to Dr. Valerie Sims:

College of Science Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2014)

UCF Teaching Incentive Award (2014)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2006), Given by the Student Association for Human Factors at the University of Central Florida. Determined by a vote of the Human Factors graduate students.

Excellence in Teaching Award (2004), Given by the Student Association for Human Factors at the University of Central Florida. Determined by a vote of the Human Factors graduate students.