UCF Gets Commerce Grants to Grow Entrepreneurship in Region

UCF Gets Commerce Grants to Grow Entrepreneurship in Region

The University of Central Florida is getting about $750,000 in grant money to help grow the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Central Florida, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today alongside U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and UCF President John C. Hitt. The secretary made the announcement during a press conference at UCF and praised the […]

  • UCF Consortium's Future Smart Sensors 'Will Sense Things We Can’t Measure Today'

    Dan Holladay’s vision of what the University of Central Florida is helping develop on Osceola County farmland “will change the world and the way we live over the next decade.” That revolutionary high-tech change will occur at a new state-of-the-art manufacturing development center for the next generation of smart sensors, said Holladay, a UCF director […]

  • UCF Video Game School Ranked 2nd in North America

    For the second consecutive year, the University of Central Florida’s video game graduate school ranks No. 2 in North America, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer magazine. This is the fifth time that The Princeton Review has ranked graduate-level video game development schools, placing UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy – or FIEA – […]

  • Scientists Invent New Way to Control Light, Critical for Next Gen of Super Computing

    A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet much smaller than a bee’s stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact. The work, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas El Paso and at the University of Central Florida and published in […]


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  • Medical Researchers Earn Grant Trifecta

    The week of February 23 was a research trifecta for UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences as three faculty members received grants for their efforts to treat and cure diseases ranging from cancer to cystic fibrosis. “We have really outstanding faculty at Burnett who work extremely hard,” said Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the Burnett […]

  • CREOL to Host Symposium to Commemorate International Year of Light

    UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) will host its annual Industrial Affiliates Symposium of industry leaders and photonics researchers Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, this year celebrating the International Year of Light. The program theme, “Advances in Optics & Photonics,” will feature lab tours, exhibits, short courses, technical symposiums, and […]

  • Launch Sends UCF Sensor to Edge of Space

    A high-altitude balloon hoisted an experimental sensor created by a UCF physics professor  to the edge of space on Sunday. A team led by Robert Peale of the University of Central Florida sent the Planetary Atmospheres Minor Species Sensor (PAMSS) into the stratosphere to simulate the harsh conditions of space flight. “The flight was 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.