Learning How The Solar System Formed, from Inside the Space Station

Learning How The Solar System Formed, from Inside the Space Station

The University of Central Florida’s experiment NanoRocks, currently on board the International Space Station, is producing promising results. The experiment studying solar system formation was taken to the space station through a NanoRacks partnership with Space Florida’s International Space Station Research Competition. NanoRocks is one of seven competition winners to be flown to low-earth orbit […]

  • UCF Students' Prototypes Include Space Friendly IV, Artificial Lung

    Engineering students at the University of Central Florida are at it again, this time trying to give NASA and scientists fighting cancer the tools to help them in their quests. As part of their final projects before graduation, one team of engineering students has designed a way to administer IVs in space, where there is […]

  • It's a Small World After All – and We're All Connected

    We’ve probably all had the song “it’s a small world” stuck in our heads after visiting Fantasyland at Walt Disney World. This simple song highlights how we all are connected, and was created to promote the message of international peace and inclusion of diversity. Walt Disney sped up the tempo from the original version and […]

  • UCF Choruses Celebrate Thanksgiving in Community Concert

    The UCF Choruses are performing a free community Thanksgiving concert titled “The Song of Harvest Home” at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. UCF Music faculty members David Brunner and Kelly A. Miller will lead the three choruses –  the University Chorus, the Women’s Chorus, and […]


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  • From Botswana and NCAA to UCF, New Chief Diversity Officer Begins Work

    Karen Morrison, former National Collegiate Athletic Association director of inclusion, has traveled all over the world from Botswana to Mongolia to South America, seeking cultures that challenge her own views. The Arkansas native believes that diversity enriches all of us. Morrison brings that attitude to the University of Central Florida today as new chief diversity […]

  • Jazz On A Green Draws 1,000-Plus

    More than 1,000 music fans enjoyed a national singing star and a UCF big band on Saturday, November 15 for Jazz On A Green on the College of Medicine’s Tavistock Green. Proceeds from the event – which are still being tallied – will support M.D. scholarships and scholarships for the Lake Nona YMCA. Sisaundra Lewis, […]

  • Retired Fighter Pilot to Speak About Struggle for Civil Rights

    Col. Richard Toliver, a retired Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot mentored by the Tuskegee Airmen, will be the speaker Friday at a DiversiTea event sponsored by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Daytona Beach campus. The pilot, a 26-year Air Force veteran who flew 446 combat missions in Southeast Asia, will […]

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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.