UCF Volunteers to Participate in MLK Day of Service Park Cleanup

UCF Volunteers to Participate in MLK Day of Service Park Cleanup

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Volunteer UCF will partner with the City of Orlando’s MLK Day of Service to bring volunteers to Barker Park to plant new trees, recycle and help restore the park to its natural beauty. VUCF expects more than 100 UCF students to participate. “MLK Day of Service gives students the […]

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 […]

Research: National Science Foundation Expert Returns to UCF

Debra Reinhart, assistant vice president for research & commercialization, has returned to UCF after two years of service with the National Science Foundation and intends to use the experience she gained with the agency to bolster the university’s competitiveness in submitting winning research proposals. “The NSF is an important funding source for UCF.  UCF’s researchers […]

UCF Hires Assistant VP for Research to Build Funding Base

A leader in developing game-changing capabilities for large commercial and government organizations has been named as an assistant vice president for research and commercialization at the University of Central Florida. Michael Macedonia, the former director of the Disruptive Technology Office for the Director on National Intelligence, will focus on building the university’s base of federal […]

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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.