NCS announces membership night, election

Fall Membership Night on October 26

National Center for Simulation president and CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste announced that NCS Fall Membership Night is Wednesday, October 26, 2016, in Partnership III, Room 233, 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Those members or guests […]

July 14th, 2016|General News|

Senator Nelson praises Orlando’s MS&T community

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Cole-Nelson-Baptiste Senator Bill Nelson (center) visited Cole Engineering Services in March to learn more about their company and take a tour of the facility. He spent time with their founder and CEO, Bryan Cole (left), as well as Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, the […]

April 13th, 2016|General News|

Major milestone reached with new UCF Partnership 4 building

Partnership-IV-building-wFor more than three years, National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic Development Commission have co-chaired the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MODTF) with a mission to mitigate the risk of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) on NSA Orlando, and its Team Orlando […]

March 14th, 2016|General News|

News and events from NCS


NCS joins Central Florida leaders to share community priorities with legislators

NCS President and CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret). Tom Baptiste, CFO George Cheros, and several NCS board of directors joined a busload of Central Florida leaders for the annual Central Florida Partnership Trip to Tallahassee on […]

February 10th, 2016|Events, General News|

NCS supports STEM initiatives at I/ITSEC

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, president and CEO of NCS, tries out Golfview Elementary's low-cost flight simulator at I/ITSEC. Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, president and CEO of NCS, tries out Golfview Elementary’s low-cost flight simulator at I/ITSEC. One of the highlights at […]

December 13th, 2015|Events, STEM|

NCS, partners exhibiting in booth #2160

6June2013_NCSwave_NewThe National Center for Simulation (booth #2160) will be participating with other Team Orlando members, and hundreds of some of the most innovative companies in the MS&T Industry, at the 2015 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. NCS is the voice of MS&T, uniting and connecting […]

November 23rd, 2015|Events|

NCS opens Hall of Fame nominations; prepares for elections

NCS opens M&S Hall of Fame nominations

NCS-HOF-wNational Center for Simulation announced last month that nominations are now open for the next class of the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was founded in March 2014 to recognize and honor individuals who […]

August 19th, 2015|Events|

Building a stronger simulation industry base; what it means to Team Orlando

By Mary Trier

Florida Simulation Summit| MS&TFor more than 50 years, Orlando’s simulation industry has centered on the military training complex. During that time, the community has experienced tremendous growth and a training technology evolution.

The simulations and training systems that have been produced from this work […]

August 19th, 2015|Events|

NCS steps up contributions to STEM education in 2015


This year, in addition to the annual scholarships to students entering or attending the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Daytona State College, NCS awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school students in Orange and Seminole counties to help offset the costs of tuition and/or books as […]

June 16th, 2015|Awards and Recognition, STEM|

UCF’s Leis wins NCS scholarship; enjoying academia life in Orlando

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

A number of University of Central Florida and Daytona State College students have benefitted from successful years of fund raising for the National Center for Simulation, like UCF Graduate Research Assistant Rebecca Leis. The work continues at the 2015 National Center for Simulation and Lou Frey Institute Charity Golf Tournament on […]

March 27th, 2015|Awards and Recognition, STEM|