Osceola Partnership Could Fuel UCF Bid for $200 Million Photonics Institute

Osceola Partnership Could Fuel UCF Bid for $200 Million Photonics Institute

In a move that would secure Florida’s role as a national leader in photonics manufacturing, the University of Central Florida is competing for $200 million in federal and private funds to house a national Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. President John C. Hitt announced UCF’s decision to go after the federal money at […]

  • Monkey Business

    As a little girl, Laurell Shaffer, ’06, dreamed of being a Rockette. She grew up taking dance classes and performing her craft in various recitals. However, her career path twirled her in a much different direction. So, instead of doing high kicks at Radio City, she’s taken to the stage of high tech. As an […]

  • UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

    Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. “This is, of course, the trajectory […]

  • Business College to Host OrlandoJobs.com Twitter Chat

    UCF’s College of Business Administration will continue its efforts to unite students with employers and mentors through a new series of Twitter chats about career-related topics. This Friday’s chat will be led by Heather Deyrieux, the director of client services at OrlandoJobs.com. The chat will start at 11:30 a.m., and Deyrieux will discuss how to […]


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  • UCF Students Network at ICSC Conference

    At the recent International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference, the UCF College of Business Administration was recognized as having one of the top-ranked real estate programs in Florida. Students of the college’s Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate were in attendance for the recognition. The event was held in Kissimmee, Florida in […]

  • UCF Wins 3 Schwartz Tech Awards

    Two engineering professors and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida nabbed three Schwartz Tech Awards Tuesday night. The awards recognize Central Florida researchers and leaders from academia and industry who are pioneering exploratory and cutting-edge research to enhance products, services or other applications in any field. The awards program is named […]

  • Business Incubation Program: 15 Years of Helping Companies

    Since its launch 15 years ago, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 250 early stage companies on their road toward financially stability and transformation into potentially high-growth/impact enterprises. Utilizing the tools, training and infrastructure provided by the University’s incubation program, these companies have sustained more than 3,600 total jobs in the Central […]

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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.