UCF to Honor Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, Public Service Leaders

UCF to Honor Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, Public Service Leaders

Lt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department will be honored posthumously Tuesday as part of UCF’s Public Service Recognition Week celebration that annually recognizes exceptional public administration alumni and public service community leaders. Seth Clayton, the officer’s husband, will accept a plaque at the ceremony on her behalf that honors her work as a […]

Prison to Law School: How Education Turned a Former Gang Member’s Life Around

Angel Sanchez has spent much of his college career helping those who, like him, yearned for a second chance. He’s mentored previously incarcerated students, and through his position as president of Moot Court at UCF, an organization that gives pre-law students practice at arguing cases, he helped collect more than 300 books to donate to […]

First-Generation Graduate Is Prepared to Fly High

Brandon Hanner’s passion for aviation began when he was about six years old. “My grandfather took me to my first air show,” said Hanner, a 24-year-old first generation student who graduates Saturday, May 6 from the University of Central Florida. “I saw all the planes and I was fascinated, but when I saw one of […]

Students Visit Remarkable Craniofacial Treatment Center in Brazil

After an eight-hour flight and a five-hour bus ride, five UCF communication sciences and disorders graduate students and their faculty advisor were eager to begin their 2017 spring break in Bauru, Brazil, participating in a study-abroad clinical experience of a lifetime. Their ultimate destination? The largest craniofacial treatment center in the world, Centrinho — The Hospital […]

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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.