UCF Aims to Break Guinness World Record Friday, Helps 3-D Arm Making Cause

UCF Aims to Break Guinness World Record Friday, Helps 3-D Arm Making Cause

University of Central Florida students who engineered a 3-D printed arm for a 6-year-old and then gave it to him will attempt to break the Guinness world record for continuous high-fives on Friday, Feb. 27. Microsoft OneNote is organizing the event as part of a campaign called The Collective Project.  Friday’s high-five chain, along with […]

  • Vacation Dreamers, Meet the Doers

    Ever wondered what it takes to keep the world’s most luxurious resorts running smoothly? The answer is a lot of hard work, dedication and very special people. Because they work where everyone wants to vacation, these individuals are charged with a unique yet challenging mission: to make vacation dreams come true. Six Rosen College graduates […]

  • Education, Creativity Make A Difference

    Higher education can transform lives – and to bring that point home, UCF is hosting a series of events this week. From today through Friday, events will showcase how education can make a difference, not just in an individual’s life but that of a community as well. From fifth-graders exploring higher education by experiencing engaging […]

  • Peddling for a Passion

    From June 2013 to June 2014, Stephen Szucs, ’05, generated only one bag of garbage. After graduating from UCF with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Szucs taught English in Barcelona, led adventure tours across North America, traveled, owned a solar company and bartended. But, then he discovered his real passion. Dedicating himself to living a […]


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  • Vice President Bob Holmes to Retire

    Bob Holmes, vice president for Alumni Relations and Development and CEO of the UCF Foundation, will be retiring later this year after 17 years of dedicated service to UCF. Holmes played a pivotal role in enabling UCF to complete its first capital campaign with a total of $366 million raised, well above the $250 million […]

  • 3-D Arm Team Special Guest at Sunshine State Scholars

    Albert Manero, the leader of UCF’s #Limbitless Solutions team that developed an inexpensive 3-D arm for a local boy in its spare time, will be the keynote speaker today at the fifth annual Sunshine State Scholars  conference Feb. 19-20. The two-day conference in Orlando concludes today and honors the top science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]

  • UCF Changes The World: 3D Arm Team Highlighted by Microsoft

    Millions of children are missing limbs because of medical conditions and wars. Inspired by one of them – a cheerful 6-year-old boy who grew tired of classmates teasing him about his missing arm — University of Central Florida engineering students devoted their spare time to solving the problem. The team designed and built Alex Pring […]

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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.