$2.2 Million to Help First-Generation Students at UCF

$2.2 Million to Help First-Generation Students at UCF

The University of Central Florida has earned $2.2 million in grants to help first-generation and at-risk students pursuing STEM and other fields succeed in college. The money from the U.S. Department of Education, which will be delivered during the next five years, will support PRIME STEM/Student Support Services. Half of the grant will help first-generation, […]

UCF-Developed Software Analyzes Fat in Seconds

A University of Central Florida computer scientist has developed software to help doctors quickly determine whether what many assume to be an expected middle-age paunch is potentially more serious. Since the 2009 discovery that adults also have brown – or good– fat cells that are beneficial in fighting off weight gain and can potentially slow […]

UCF Awarded Department of Energy Grant

The Central Florida region is on its way to becoming one of the country’s premier areas for the development of innovative clean energy technologies and solutions, due to the efforts of the UCF, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).  UCF recently has been awarded a grant from the DoE to help inspire […]

Education Professor Helps Solve Mystery of Motivation

Through extensive research in the domains of psychology, education, neuroscience, business and athletics, UCF College of Education and Human Performance’s Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Bobby Hoffman, has determined which motivational elements affect learning and performance. In his book Hoffman uses the engaging technique of describing the triumphs and setbacks of several well-known personalities he […]

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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.