‘Bionic Arm’ Captivates Nation; Blueprints Now Online

'Bionic Arm' Captivates Nation; Blueprints Now Online

Six-year-old Alex Pring beamed while riding his bike Saturday. Thanks to his new “bionic arm” designed by a team of UCF students and alumni, he could grip both handlebars and keep his balance. Minutes earlier, Alex and his mom, Alyson, sat at the kitchen table at their home near Clermont talking with ABC World News […]

  • Big Ideas for a Brighter Future: Grad Fair 2014

    Whether or not to pursue a graduate education is one of the biggest decisions an individual will make for their future. Regardless of the reason you may choose a graduate education, the first step is being informed about your options. One of the best ways to do so is to attend the UCF College of […]

  • Fulfilling a 6-Year-Old's Dream: UCF Students Design and Build Him an Arm

    The thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten wasn’t learning to cut, paste or count. It was answering the same question everyone asks when they meet the 6-year-old. “What happened to your arm?” Alex is missing his right arm from just above his elbow, and it’s the one thing he doesn’t like talking about. “I […]

  • 'Not Anymore' to Help Students Prevent, Respond to Sexual Assaults

    With crimes such as sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence on the rise nationally, it’s especially important for college students to know how to prevent and respond to those threats. Education is the best defense in many cases, which is why for the past three years the University of Central Florida has required new students […]


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  • Dominican Republic Medical Mission Expands To Include Engineers, Chaplain

    Bags of medicines clog the tiny office used to store, sort and pack hundreds of pounds of supplies bound for a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic leaving July 25. Medical students count and package bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen while others put together personal hygiene bags of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes – most […]

  • Swimming With Sharks, Turtles and Eels Part of UCF Summer Program

    Thirteen University of Central Florida biology students swam among nurse sharks, sea turtles, eels and lionfish this month as part of a hands-on summer abroad course. The students spent a week studying more than 60 species in the depths of the Glovers Atoll, about 35 kilometers off the coast of Belize. The atoll is considered […]

  • Vomit Comet Equals Opportunity of a Lifetime, Job for One

    Never have five UCF students been so excited at the possibility of vomiting. They’ll likely do it all in the name of science beginning Monday, July 21, when they will board a specially equipped plane that NASA uses to train astronauts and run microgravity experiments. The plane is nicknamed the vomit comet because first-time flyers […]

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Oviedo Chickens

Meet one local town’s fine feathered mascot. We’ll introduce you to the Oviedo chickens who are the subject of a new RICHES podcast created by a UCF grad student.