UCF Unveils New Smart Power Grid Lab

UCF Unveils New Smart Power Grid Lab

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando of 12,000 grid engineers and energy leaders. The 660-square-foot Smart Grid lab, located in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main […]

UCF, Florida Hospital Research Collaboration Awards First Grant

A collaboration between the University of Central Florida and Florida Hospital has awarded its first $20,000 seed grant to a team that will study the fundamentals of cough in patients with head and neck cancer. Olusegun Ilegbusi, a professor in UCF’s College of Engineering & Computer Science and Dr. Nikhil Rao, a radiation oncologist at […]

UCF Unveils First-of-its-Kind Therapy Café in Florida

Ten years ago Diana Tafur was ejected from a New York City taxi in an accident involving a drunk driver and landed on her head. The impact left the then 22-year-old woman with a traumatic brain injury that completely changed her life and that of her family’s. After surviving four and half months in a […]

Satellites Show Florida Beaches Becoming Darker, and That’s Good for Sea Turtles

Newly published research that started as a high school science project confirms that the density of sea turtle nests on Florida beaches is reduced where artificial lights along the coast deter nesting females. But the data also show that the network of sea turtle-friendly lighting ordinances along Florida’s coast seems to be working. “It’s a […]

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PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.