UCF Captures National Computer Programming Title, Places 13th in World

UCF Captures National Computer Programming Title, Places 13th in World

A team of three University of Central Florida students earned the title of national champions Wednesday and finished 13th in the world in an elite computer programming contest known as the “Battle of the Brains.” In the competition at the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Rapid City, SD, the UCF trio […]

UCF’s Dove Wins NASA Award for Space Research

Adrienne Dove, a University of Central Florida assistant professor in the physics department, recently was awarded NASA’s Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions and planet formation. Her work is helping scientists who have been puzzled for decades understand some mechanisms of dust charging and transport, which […]

UCF Lunar Knights to Compete in NASA Robotic Competition

University of Central Florida students who make up the Lunar Knights Mining Club will compete this month in NASA’s national Robotic Mining Competition that was developed to help in the exploration of Mars. The eighth annual competition is May 22-26 at Kennedy Space Center. About 50 student teams from across the country have entered a […]

UCF Professor Receives $1.2M To Build Mobile STEM Displays for Hospitalized Kids

University of Central Florida Professor Megan Nickels, whose work teaching mathematics, robotics and science to children with critical illnesses has been nationally recognized, has received a $1.2 million NASA grant to create mobile science and technology carts in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. Nickels and a team of UCF scientists and educators are creating […]

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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.