UCF to Advance Nation’s Power Grid with $1 Million Federal Award

UCF to Advance Nation's Power Grid with $1 Million Federal Award

A national effort joined by the University of Central Florida to modernize and sustain the nation’s power grid will expand thanks to a new $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. Zhihua Qu, chair of UCF’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the award as part of the DOE’s […]

Idea for Mobile Network to Monitor Heart Patients Wins UCF’s 2016 Great Capstone Case Competition

Four years ago, UCF finance major Courtney Wood was playing basketball with her dad when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. He survived and now wears an Implantable Cardiac Device (ICD) to monitor his heart. That terrifying moment would inspire his daughter to come up with the winning idea for the Great Capstone Case Competition, […]

Lapchick to Receive Harvard Behavioral Health Award

Richard Lapchick, director of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management program, will be honored Friday by Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center with the Harvard Impact Global Health Catalyst Distinguished Leader Award for his work with cognitive and behavioral health in sports. Lapchick, a human-rights activist, proponent of racial equality and an internationally recognized […]

Synced + Social Wins First Rosen College Entrepreneurship Competition

Junior Judi Legler and her company Synced + Social took first place in the inaugural Rosen College Entrepreneurship Competition, sponsored by BlurtBox, on Wednesday, April 20. Seniors Shane Carman and John C. Swoboda Jr.  took second and third place, respectively. Participants competed for $10,000 in cash and prizes that can assist with startup costs and […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.