Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. is again a real-life hero to one local boy. Alex Pring received an Iron Man-themed bionic arm thanks to UCF’s Limbitless Solutions (http://limbitless-solutions.org/index.php/en/) last year. The volunteer student group built the arm, and the actor delivered it to the then 6-year-old in a surprise meeting. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEx5lmbCKtY). The student nonprofit […]

Technology Created at UCF Helps Cancer Researchers Monitor Genome

Labeling and tracking multiple locations of the human genome in a live cell allows scientists to study structural changes in chromosomes and investigate cancer development. Finding optimal locations for labeling in the human genome is a challenging task due to the size of our genome. University of Central Florida associate professor Shaojie Zhang, working with […]

Nation's Top 10 Again: UCF Programming Team

The University of Central Florida’s Computer Programming Team moved up several spots to take third place in the nation after competing in an international super contest known as the “Battle of the Brains.” UCF came in third among U.S. teams, besting Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Cal Tech and Cornell, among other institutions. The […]

UCF Professor Guest on NPR's Marketplace

University of Central Florida Associate Professor Sarah Stacy Barber loves to dig and her favorite tool to do it is the Marshalltown trowel. It’s every archaeologists go-to tool, much like a barista depends on a coffee grinder to do his job or a ballerina on her pointe shoes to do hers, Barber said. “Buying your […]

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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.