Med School Showcase Highlights Season’s Spirit

Med School Showcase Highlights Season's Spirit

One performer dedicated his song to a late friend who inspired him to become a physician. Another received a standing ovation for her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. The College of Medicine’s annual holiday showcase, presented by the Arts in Medicine student interest group, was a chance for […]

Going Global: UCF Engineers Shine Conducting Research Abroad

If your idea of an engineering student is a rainbow-haired former fine arts major who traveled to Cologne, Germany for a ten-week science fellowship at the German Aerospace Center as well as a stint at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago and, oh, yes, is a woman, then you might be familiar with Seetha Raghavan’s lab. […]

UCF Trains Next Generation for Solar and Energy Jobs

With jobs in the solar and wind power industry expected to double in the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is primed to produce workers who have the cutting-edge skills to fill those positions. The center has already trained more than 20,000 people in […]

Using Rocket Science to Make Coal-Fueled Power Plants More Efficient, Safe

A team led by University of Central Florida engineers is using rocket science in the form of a rotating engine sparked by multiple detonation points to make coal-fueled power plants more efficient and safer for the environment. Kareem Ahmed and Subith Vasu, assistant professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading the investigation for the […]

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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.