UCF Earns National Recognition for Community Engagement, Partnerships

UCF Earns National Recognition for Community Engagement, Partnerships

UCF students, faculty and staff care about their community and it shows through everything they do from offering free mental health counseling at a campus clinic, to erecting 40-foot-tall wind turbines in a South African village to help locals with energy needs, to collecting holiday gifts for families in nearby Bithlo. UCF is engaged with […]

UCF, Navy Sign Agreement to Benefit Modeling and Simulation Industry, Students

The University of Central Florida and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division signed an agreement today that will give UCF students more opportunities in the cutting-edge field of simulation and modeling while providing a boost to the industry locally. UCF President John C. Hitt and Capt. Wes Naylor, commanding officer of the Naval […]

“Nicholas Nickleby” Directors on Engineering a Masterpiece of Theater

“The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” is the most ambitious production ever attempted in the 25-year partnership of Theatre UCF and Orlando Shakespeare Theater (OST). The stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 19th century novel is a 6 1/2-hour epic that encompasses 150 characters in 100 scenes. Set in Victorian England, the story of greed, corruption […]

UCF Assistant Director Joins Prominent Science Professionals’ Association

Tara Johnson, Assistant Director of Information/Publication Services of the University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies has been elected to the 2014 Board of Directors of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA). Johnson, also the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Coordinator at UCF, brings a wealth of experience to the Board including four years […]


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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.