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The Lost Bee

Katelyn Procci | August 15, 2013 Honey bees serve a critical agricultural role: They pollinate our food supply. Unfortunately, honey bees have been abandoning their colonies (known as Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD) and mysteriously dying off in record numbers over the past decade. While a recent study has shed light on one of the […]

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Minigames for Mental Health

Katelyn Procci | August 2, 2013 I’m pleased to announce that we recently published a new article in the Games for Health Journal. Titled “Minigames for Mental Health: Improving Warfighters’ Coping Skills and Awareness of Mental Health Resources”, this article reports on a validation study we conducted as a part of the Resilience Minigames research […]

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Lift-Off! wins Best of Show Academic – Student at the 3rd Annual Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase!

Katelyn Procci | January 29, 2013 The 3rd Annual Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase was held this past Monday (1/28/2013) in Orlando, Florida at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2013, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The arcade featured games from both academic labs and commercial organizations. During the awards […]

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Research Assistants Needed!

Katelyn Procci | February 4, 2012 Are you interested in seeing how a research lab works? Would you like to experience science first-hand? The RETRO lab needs you!

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Garden Defense wins Best Student Game at 2011 SGS&C!

Katelyn Procci | December 3, 2011 It has been a busy, busy week. RETRO has been at I/ITSEC to show-off two of our minigames, Garden Defense and Devil’s Advocate, both of which were finalists in the 2011 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge.

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RETRO’s Devil’s Advocate awarded bronze at 2011 Serious Play conference

Katelyn Procci | August 29, 2011 In competition against international and large corporate software developers, UCF RETRO Lab landed a Bronze Medal for their student entry in the Government/Military category at the 2011 Serious Play Conference held earlier this month in Redmond, WA at the DigiPen Institute of Technology for their work on Devil’s Advocate. […]

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