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UCF administrator Michael Macedonia was named to the Army Science Board, joining 39 other members who represent the nation's leading technologists and scholars.

Macedonia is the first UCF appointment to The Army Science Board and is set to serve an initial three-year term.

"This appointment is significant for the university and is an example of UCF's enduring support for service to the nation and research," MJ Soileau, UCF's vice president for the Office of Research and Commercialization, said in a press release. "Dr. Macedonia is a scientist who specializes in disruptive technologies. We couldn't ask for anyone more qualified to represent us on this board."

.Central Florida Research Park is the nation's largest cluster of military training companies and houses simulation organizations for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army and Coast Guard, according to the release.

The ASB is a Federal Advisory Committee with members who advise and make recommendations on scientific and technological matters to the secretary of the Army, chief of state of the Army and other Army leaders who help advise the president.

Macedonia has a Ph.D. in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School and an undergraduate degree from West Point. He is UCF's assistant vice president for the Office of Research and Commercialization, according to the release. He is a co-PI of UCF's Political Science Department's Intelligence Community Center of Excellence and is passionate about UCF's role in the country's biggest security challenges.

As a member of ASB , he will be advising national security leaders on the future of research and development. He will serve on the subcommittee for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

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Bridgette Norris is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @blogginbridge or email her at BridgetteN@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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