New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together

New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together

Robert Hoekstra has lived in two worlds for many years — engineering and the arts. Now, he’s officially bringing them together in unprecedented fashion at UCF. Hoekstra, an associate professor in UCF’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, was recently named an associate professor of art and is co-teaching this spring with art professor […]

Faith Arts Village Picks Winning ADLab Team's Redesign

A design by a team of UCF students caught the eyes of judges at last weekend’s competition to select a proposal for turning an old Orlando motel into an arts village. Thirty teams made up of more than 150 freshmen and sophomores in the Advanced Design Lab course made their class-project presentations, where they shared […]

Students Help Repurpose Downtown Arts Village

An Orlando church has faith that students in UCF’s Advanced Design Lab can help spur the genesis of a new downtown arts complex. Park Lake Presbyterian Church enlisted the help of the ADLab – a program that takes art out of the classroom and into the workplace – to help turn the 1955 Davis Park […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

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.