SARC Honored Nationally for Excellence as a Learning Center

SARC Honored Nationally for Excellence as a Learning Center

The Student Academic Resource Center at UCF last month earned three national awards, including a highly regarded honor for higher education learning centers. SARC was awarded the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award, the Innovative Use of Technology Award and the Website Excellence Award from the National College Learning Center Association at its annual […]

Math Discovery Makes Difference in Medical, Oil, Other Industries

Whoever said studying mathematics has no practical application, doesn’t know UCF math Professor Alexander Katsevich. Katsevich has liked math since an early age, and in 2001 he developed a breakthrough algorithm, which efficiently and accurately processes the data collected from high-speed computed tomography scanners and translates them into clear 3-D images. The “Katsevich Algorithm” is […]

UCF Leads Nation in Supplying Graduates for Aerospace and Defense, Three Years Running

For the third consecutive year the University of Central Florida has produced more graduates who get hired by aerospace and defense companies than any other university in the nation. That’s according to an annual Workforce Study conducted by Aviation Week Network, the Aerospace Industries Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and PwC, leaders in […]

UCFPD Adds a Soft, Safe Space for Reporting Violent Crime

The UCF Police Department and UCF Victim Services on Tuesday unveiled a new room designed to serve as a softer, more comforting space for victims of violent crime to speak with police. A traditional interview room at UCFPD was transformed into soothing, homey space thanks to the generous donation of Veronica and Tony Figueroa of […]

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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.