Institute for Simulation and Training, located in Orlando, Fla., is an internationally recognized research institute. It focuses on advancing modeling and simulation technology and enhancing the role of simulations training and education. The institute was founded in 1982 as a research unit of the University of Central Florida. Institute for Simulation and Training operates in various Central Florida Research Park facilities, including the Simulation and Training Technology Center. The institute offers a wide variety of programs, such as studies in the quantitative aspects of simulation, and simulation infrastructure and management programs. It also offers other programs, including computer visualization in modeling and simulation, interactive simulation, intelligent systems, and simulation modeling and analysis programs.