Building Cars of the Future at GM

Building Cars of the Future at GM

At General Motors Corp. in Detroit, one University of Central Florida engineering student is designing innovative cars that will be hidden from the public for at least four more years. “I’m afraid that all of the components on the current concept cars are pretty original. If I was to share it, I’d have to kill […]

My Recent Firsthand Lesson: Understanding Challenges of People with Disabilities

I’ve had lots of minor scrapes and bumps in my 73 years, but nothing of consequence in the way of health-related problems, certainly nothing that needed surgery – excluding having tonsils taken out at the tender age of 5 and a few skin cancer excisions later in life. I was fortunate. Then it happened. Two […]

UCF Clinic for Local Farmworkers Wins National Award for Interprofessional Education

A UCF collaboration that provides free healthcare to uninsured farmworkers in Apopka has received an inaugural national award from the U.S. Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative. The two organizations selected UCF as the recipient of their first Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award that honors interdisciplinary healthcare teams that significantly impact […]

Student Earns NSF Grant to Study Lack of Women in Physics

UCF physics doctoral student Brian Zamarripa recently landed a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the gender disparity in the field of physics. According to the American Physical Society, fewer than 20 percent of undergraduate and doctoral students who earned degrees in physics in 2013 were women. Zamarripa hopes to change that. He […]


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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.