UCF Helps Orange County Launch New Lifesaving Apps

UCF Helps Orange County Launch New Lifesaving Apps

This Valentine’s Day, during National Heart Month, UCF partnered with Orange County Fire Rescue partnered to launch two lifesaving apps, PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED. The apps support first-responding agencies like Orange County Fire Rescue by encouraging CPR-trained citizens to respond to sudden cardiac arrest incidents as emergency crews are en route. The partnership to […]

Peer Milk-Sharing Participants Generally Keep it Clean

Mothers who want the benefits of breast milk for their babies but can’t produce the substance often turn to milk-sharing networks. A new study from the University of Central Florida found that although not a recommended practice, those who participate in milk-sharing networks generally follow good hygiene, which is critical for keeping milk free from […]

UCF Engineers Secure $2 Million Federal Grant to Advance Energy Grid

A team of UCF engineers and their private partners have been awarded $2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop the next generation of grid planning and operational tools to integrate solar power into the power grid. The team, five faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering led […]

To Have and To Hold, Forever Black and Gold

Brent Beumel ’14 and his fiancee Bryanna La Londe ’13 were driving back to Central Florida in November 2015 from a weekend trip Savannah, where Brent had just popped the question at a bed and breakfast. Giddy off the high of their engagement, they started imagining what their wedding day would look like. Who would […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.