New UCF Music Professor to Rock the Classroom – and Stage

New UCF Music Professor to Rock the Classroom – and Stage

What does a long-haired, self-described metalhead who plays in three rock bands have in common with a classically and jazz-trained guitarist with a Ph.D.? The music courses he will teach this fall at UCF. Professor Tommy Harrison – who started playing guitar in his early teens, wrote his doctoral thesis on Van Halen, and signed […]

Rosen College of Hospitality Management Receives $1.5 Million

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has made a generous commitment of $1.5 million to help fund construction of a new foodservice lab at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The facility will be named the Marriott Foodservice Lab. The new 3,500-square-foot lab is needed to accommodate rapid growth […]

First-Generation Knightro

University of Central Florida student Jesse Stokes is a knight in shining armor. He’s been wearing black and gold and throwing down the gauntlet to the opposition, enthusiastically encouraging his fellow Knights to ‘Charge On’ during athletic events for the past few years. Stokes is part of team Knightro – UCF’s mascot. At the Feb. […]

Rosen Graduate's Resilience Puts Her on Path to Become Pioneer in eSports Events

When Kaley Klingler was a child, she wanted to become a veterinarian or anthropologist. She even made plans to build a theme park called Animal World that would have the world’s largest vet hospital attached to it. But sometimes, she found, things get in the way of dreams – such as experiencing difficulties being away […]


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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.