Yaupon Brothers Tea Takes Top Prize at UCF’s 2017 Joust

Yaupon Brothers Tea Takes Top Prize at UCF's 2017 Joust

As grandma Joann and mom, Maryann, happily snapped photos with their phones, Kyle and Bryon White perched on the edge of the Pegasus ballroom stage taking a moment to catch their breath and contemplate the oversized $12,000 check between them. Exhausted but elated, the siblings and their business plan to grow their Florida-based tea company […]

Dealing with Depression and Handling Holograms Highlight Educational Game Presentations

While many students at The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s graduate video game development program, want to entertain the world by making the next “Madden NFL Football,” they also are making games that can change the world. These educational games or “games for good” will be presented at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media from […]

UCF Professor Invents Way to Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis to Clean Air, Produce Energy

A chemistry professor has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases linked to climate change, while also creating a […]

Solar Powered Art Sculptures, Sea Turtle Tracking Drones and More: Students Showcase Inventions

Art and engineering come together in four student designed solar-powered sculptures, which were showcased with battling robots, sea turtle tracking drones and much more Friday, April 21 as more than 500 University of Central Florida engineering and computer science students displayed their inventions as their final senior projects. More than 115 projects were on display […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.