UCF Moon Observation Night Saturday For Entire Family

UCF Moon Observation Night Saturday For Entire Family

UCF will host a free Moon Observation Night for children and their families on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the main campus. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., observers will have an opportunity to view the moon through several telescopes set up at Knights Plaza near the CFE Arena. Students and professors associated with UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group […]

  • CREOL Researchers Demonstrate Higher Data Capacity of Optical Networks

    A team from UCF’s CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) and Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands has successfully demonstrated a means by which future optical networks could gain extra capacity and transmit large amounts of data over long distances. By exploiting a new method for multiplexing data, known as […]

  • UCF Contributes to Hurricane Hunting, Better Predictions

    An instrument the size of kitchen oven aboard a state-of-the-art NASA unmanned aircraft is making the job of hurricane prediction a little easier. University of Central Florida electrical engineering professor W. Linwood Jones had a major role in the development of a microwave remote sensor, which can image the ocean-surface wind speed and rainfall patterns […]

  • Three Blades to the Wind

    If you’ve ever driven through Texas, California or Iowa, you’ve probably passed a field of steel towers that look like giant fans. These wind turbines, situated on wind farms, capture the natural wind in our atmosphere and convert it into mechanical energy, then electricity. “What a lot of people call a fan is the rotor […]


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  • Help Crown UCF's Indiana Jones Archaeology Team Champs, Votes Needed Today

    Diane and Arlen Chase, UCF’s very own Indiana Jones team, are in the final round of a contest to have the site they have worked on for 30 years declared the best archaeology site in the world. In partnership with Belize’s Institute of Archaeology, the Chases have excavated the Maya site at Caracol, Belize for […]

  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Names UCF Senior as Recipient

    For the second consecutive year, UCF student Richard Murdock was chosen as a recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Murdock, a senior mechanical engineering major and student in The Burnett Honors College, will be presented a check during Saturday’s home football game between UCF and Tulane. The foundation provides the scholarships […]

  • Med School's Dr. Dangiolo Named To State Alzheimer's Research Board

    College of Medicine faculty member and geriatrics specialist Dr. Mariana Dangiolo has been appointed to the state’s new Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, created to help fund research into the prevention and cure of the neurodegenerative disease. Florida has an estimated 500,000 residents with Alzheimer’s disease of America’s 5.2 million sufferers. During the 2014 […]

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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.