New Program Helps Children in Foster Care Prep for College

New Program Helps Children in Foster Care Prep for College

A small group of children in foster care are getting a sneak peak at college life thanks to a new partnership between Community Based Care of Central Florida and the University of Central Florida. The two organizations came together to open the First Star Central Florida Academy this month, which places 16 eighth-graders at UCF […]

UCF Student’s Charity Helps Families of Kids with Cancer

Ben Watson is like a lot of University of Central Florida students: He likes music, playing the guitar and camping with his friends, and he hasn’t quite figured out his major yet. But few Knights can say they’ve had as great an impact on as many lives. Just 19 years old, Watson has already founded […]

UCF-Developed Software Analyzes Fat in Seconds

A University of Central Florida computer scientist has developed software to help doctors quickly determine whether what many assume to be an expected middle-age paunch is potentially more serious. Since the 2009 discovery that adults also have brown – or good– fat cells that are beneficial in fighting off weight gain and can potentially slow […]

UCF, Orlando City Soccer Club Give Brazilian Boy Bionic Arm

Orlando City Soccer Club and the University of Central Florida partnered Friday to change the life of a 6-year-old boy forever. Paulo Boa Nova and his father, Claudio Boa Nova, traveled from Brazil to Orlando, courtesy of Orlando Health, where they met with UCF students who created a 3-D printed arm for the boy. Paulo […]


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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.