Basketball Coaching Chemistry Intact

Basketball Coaching Chemistry Intact

New UCF men’s basketball head coach Donnie Jones announced his staff Tuesday, naming Shawn Finney, Brett Nelson and Darren Tillis assistant coaches, and Tim Thomas the director of basketball operations. All four were on Jones’ staff at Marshall for the past three years, helping rebuild the Thundering Herd program. “I am extremely excited to have […]

Florida & Metro Forecast: Political Storm, Not Hurricane, Is Biggest Risk to Florida Growth

Much of Florida still may be cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, but the Category 4 storm that smacked the Sunshine State in September is no match for Florida’s strong economy, says University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith. “The greatest risk to Florida’s economic growth is not Irma, but the political tempest raging in Washington, […]

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 […]

UCF Honors Luminary Leaders for Changing the World

UCF recognized 45 faculty members Wednesday during the university’s inaugural Luminary Award presentations for making an impact on the world. The event, themed like Oscar night, honored those who are academic leaders in their field and are making contributions to the world that are having a significant impact. “Merriam-Webster defines a luminary as a person […]


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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

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. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.