Awards & Projects Involving Members of the ACAT Lab
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.
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
2018: Daphne Whitmer
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
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.