Tuition hike needed to offset budget cuts

Tuition hike needed to offset budget cuts

When I joined UCF after leaving the University of North Carolina in 2010, the Central Florida Future published an opinion piece that challenged me to help lead UCF into a better tomorrow. Nearly two years later, I’m more committed to that cause than ever. There’s been a focus on growth with quality during UCF’s nearly […]

Tax Cuts Won't Deliver Florida to the Economic 'Promised Land'

As state lawmakers squabble about the budget, UCF economist Sean Snaith warns that cutting corporate and property taxes isn’t the way to draw more businesses and jobs to the Sunshine State. Florida already has one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation and only lags behind South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming and Nevada for the […]

Governor Unveils 'New Florida Initiative'

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s 11 public universities, announced Thursday a new initiative designed to use the resources of the State University System to transform the Florida economy. Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed the New Florida Initiative and announced that his 2010-11 budget included $100 million in new recurring funding for the […]


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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.