Leadership Institute to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

Leadership Institute to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

UCF’s annual Leadership Institute on Friday, March 24, will focus on how the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will impact the Central Florida community and beyond. Lisa Guion Jones, associate provost for strategy and special assistant to the president, will be the keynote speaker for this professional-development opportunity offered to the UCF faculty, staff […]

Giving a ‘Voice’ to Innovation

Working as an intern at a speech-language clinic in rural Nova Scotia, Jennifer Kent-Walsh met a family who would forever change what she wanted to do with her life. The patient was a young woman with a small child, engaged to be married. Before her wedding she went in for a routine surgery, but came […]

An Idea to Spark More Ideas: Marchioli's 'Collective Impact'

In 1972, Nelson Marchioli received his diploma from UCF, never anticipating he’d return to the university. In fact, he didn’t set foot on campus for another 41 years, when he was invited back to discover what his alma mater had become. The people and what he saw here inspired him. So much so, that he […]

Help Define the Future of UCF with 'Collective Impact'

University and community leaders recently launched a strategic planning process to set UCF’s trajectory for the next 20 years and shape how the university can have a greater impact on lives and livelihoods throughout the region. Aptly named “Collective Impact,” this planning process involves not only internal stakeholders, but also members from the community. It […]

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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.