UCF Students’ Solar-Powered Art Sculpture to be Installed in Lake Nona

UCF Students' Solar-Powered Art Sculpture to be Installed in Lake Nona

A team of University of Central Florida students who designed a solar-powered art sculpture celebrated this week after the Orlando Utilities Commission and Tavistock Development selected its project to be built in the innovative, master-designed Lake Nona community later this year. Four teams of senior-level undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and […]

Shark Tank Competition in Germany for Engineers Earns Kudos for UCF

UCF engineering students earned praise and some job offers after they competed at Siemens Global University Challenge in Germany this month. Engineering giant Siemens sponsors the three-phase competition every year. It pits teams of the best engineering students in the world against each other for a shot at the top prize – a trip to […]

UCF's Cyber Defense Club Finishes in Top 4 in Multiple Competitions

A team of cyber defenders from the University of Central Florida took fourth place at the Argonne National Labs Cyber Defense Competition while a second team placed second overall in a separate competition held within the same week. Fifteen schools competed for bragging rights outside of Chicago on April 1 in the Argonne competition. The […]

Reach for the Stars Award Honors 5 Early Career Researchers

Five of the University of Central Florida’s brightest early career professors will be honored Wednesday for their varied research activities, ranging from cutting-edge research of integrated circuit architecture to internationally recognized study of sea turtle migration. The professors will be given Reach for the Stars awards as part of the celebration of Founders’ Day. President […]

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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.