Football Players, Scientists Deconstruct Science Behind Football, Part of Colossal STEM Day Activities

Football Players, Scientists Deconstruct Science Behind Football, Part of Colossal STEM Day Activities

More than 2,000 children in grades K-12 will converge at the University of Central Florida today to see for themselves how important science is in everything we do from playing football on Super Bowl Sunday to solving crimes. UCF faculty from the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science began organizing […]

  • Regional Emergency Exercise the Highlight of Semester’s Safety Activities

    Activities planned for this semester will help members of the UCF community plan for disasters and protect themselves and their property. The March 12 region-wide emergency exercise that will bring first responders from across Central Florida to UCF to work through a simulated crisis is among this spring’s highlights. Led by UCF’s Office of Emergency […]

  • UCF Mourns Nobel Laureate and Laser Pioneer Charles H. Townes

    Charles H. Townes, a laser pioneer, Nobel laureate and namesake of the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida, died Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 99. Townes, who made world-changing contributions in the field of optics and lasers, had long-term ties to UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics and the Center for […]

  • UCF Medical School Offers Scholarships to Successful Parramore Grads

    High school graduates from the Parramore community who wish to become doctors will be able to attend the University of Central Florida College of Medicine on full scholarships. On Saturday, Orange County Public Schools broke ground on the new PS8 School, a first-of-its-kind community school that will address the needs of preschool through middle school […]


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  • Biology Professor Earns Top Honors for Innovative Science Education

    From creating storybooks that teach preschoolers about the dangers of aquarium dumping to engaging more than 47,000 volunteers on oyster-reef restoration and living-shoreline projects since 2007, UCF biology professor Linda Walters has found ways to make science exciting and relevant to people of all ages. That’s why earlier this month the Society for Integrative and […]

  • UCF Offers Chance to Watch Comet and Asteroid at Same Time

    Most nights, stars twinkle and the moon shines bright. There may even be a shooting star. But on Monday, Jan. 26, stargazers will have a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of an asteroid and a comet on the same night. UCF’s Robinson Observatory will open its doors to the public from 7:30 to 9:30 […]

  • Artworks Reflect the UCF Creed, Now on Display

    The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities along with the UCF Parent and Family Fund hosted the 5th Creed Art Contest in November 2014. All students were encouraged to submit original works of art that represented the UCF Creed values: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence. The winner, Kimberly Montano-Tavera who painted “Knight Helmet” won […]

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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.