Darren Tillis

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 […]

UCF Students to Premiere Animated Short Films

A young girl with a speech disorder learning to express herself. A baby sea turtle trying to make its way to the ocean while confronted with obstacles. The character animation program at UCF was ranked No. 4 among the Top 40 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the nation by the Animation Career Review. The […]

UCF Programming Team Places 1st in North America, 10th Worldwide

UCF’s student programming team ousted all competitors from the U.S. and Canada to finish first in North America and 10th worldwide in the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Beijing this week. This was the team’s highest finish in more than three decades of competition. This marks the sixth consecutive year […]

UCF Student Hannah Sage Finishes 3rd in Jeopardy! College Championship

Sophomore Hannah Sage finished in third place at the Jeopardy! College Championship finals, collecting $25,000. Over the course of the weeklong competition, she defeated students from Darmouth College, Oklahoma University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Stanford University to advance to the finals. “I never would have imagined I would’ve made it to the finals and was so happy […]


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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.